Sunday 3 December 2023

The B Team's Machrie Moor Stones Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Epic Sunday greetings pawesome furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip to the isle of Arran in Scotland in our Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Machrie Moor Stones.

The B Teams Machrie Moor Stones Selfie


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Guys, these stones were so impurresive, like seriously WOW!

Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:




Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:


Greetings fellow travellers and history lovers!

This week we had the purrleasure of visiting Machrie Moor, a site of great historical and cultural significance. The area is located in the heart of the Scottish island of Arran, and is home to a number of impressive megalithic structures, including this one, the Machrie Moor Stones, once thought to be part of a much larger circle containing 7 or 8 stones in a circle of approx 13.7m. The Machrie Moor Stones is a set of three towering monoliths that rise over 15 feet tall, and were undoubtedly utterly magnificent, not to mention supurr imposing. These paw-inspiring structures, which were built over 4,000 years ago by the ancient peoples of Scotland, are shrouded in mystery and intrigue. While their exact purpose is not entirely clear, researchers believe that they may have served a ceremonial or religious function, as is the general consensus on most of these ancient monuments. As we gazed upon the Machrie Moor Stones, we couldn't help but feel a sense of reverence and wonder. The stones seemed to exude an otherworldly energy as if they were imbued with some ancient power or wisdom. But the Machrie Moor Stones are just one part of a larger network of megalithic structures that dot the landscape of Machrie Moor, which include several other smaller stone circles and standing stones located nearby. Together, these structures form a complex and interconnected web of ancient architecture that is truly breathtaking to behold. In addition to these impressive megaliths, Machrie Moor is also home to a number of other archaeological sites, including burial cairns, hut circles, and field systems. These sites offer a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of the people who lived in the area during the Bronze Age. Overall, our visit to Machrie Moor was a truly unforgettable experience. The combination of ancient history and natural beauty make this site a must-see for anypawdy interested in exploring the rich cultural heritage of Scotland.

Purrs

Smooch

The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

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We tried Prisma this week, and think this effect worked really well.

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The effect was created with the iOS Prisma App, and we used the effect:- Scooter.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 8 mins 02 secs, thank goodness it was quicker than last week's, as we took forever on that one! MOL

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We're off to get snuggled in front of the fire as it's been freezing all week and like icicles outside, so no garden safari will be happening today.

Pandora, Parsley and Smooch will bip in and out a few times, but they won't stay in the garden long, just long enough to do their business and then come hurtling back inside! MOL

Smooch will also be on lunch patrol, as it's his favourite day of the week and Amber will be reclined on the sofa for most of the day, with Fudge keeping her company.

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma and again on Tuesday with Chapter Six in our brand new thrilling adventure, Claws of Terror.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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14 comments:

  1. What a fabulous visit, BBT!
    Off to puzzle...love your puzzles...thanks.

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  2. Mew guys! This may be your most epic selfie yet! Machrie Moor Stones are super cool!

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  3. Those standing stones are amazing and so high! We have a lot of standing stones and circles on Dartmoor, but as far as I know, only one tall one.

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  4. It is amazing that civilisation created these stone circles. Those three are mighty impressive! Love to see a map of these sites and vicinity.
    ERin

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  5. How did you climb up those tall stones! I tried to go outside this morn in the dark and damp. The bitter cold left for a few days, but my fence was already put away fur the winter! Not fair! Have a warm Sunday//maybe Monday fur you, mol.

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  6. I love your red hats. Cute ussie. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

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  7. Wow, the scenery was already grand, and ... There are those stones! And the B-Team kitties, too. Super 😎 cool!

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  8. Wow... those stones are so cool-looking! The art is cool too :)

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  9. Love that one, but it looks windy out there, be careful! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  10. You visit such fascinating places, I look forward to your photos and history lessons.

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  11. There sure are a lot of these standing stones in the UK.

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  12. I would LOVE to visit every single stone formation in the British Isles.

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