Sunday 28 January 2024

The B Team's Boskednan Stone Circle 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 southwest to Penzance in Cornwall in the Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Boskednan Stone Circle. 

The B Team's Boskednan Stone Circle Selfie 

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Guys this place is so pawesome, the view was epic, althought it was a little breezy even though the sky was moderately blue for this time year! MOL

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 visited the Boskednan stone circle, also known as The Nine Maidens of Boskednan. Upon arrival, we were struck by the sight of the circle, made up of 19 granite stones initially suspected to be 22 or 23, standing tall and proud, and each stone possesses its own unique shape. The stones ranged in height from 1.1 to 1.5 metres and were placed with precision, creating a circular formation with a diameter of around 22 metres. There are also two taller stones on the north-northwest west side, which are about 2 metres in height, although only one still stands today. The intricate design of the circle speaks to the impressive engineering skills of its ancient creators.

The Boskednan stone circle dates back to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age period, around 2500 BC, and is believed to have been used for ceremonial purposes, possibly as a site for religious gatherings or rituals. The exact purpose of the circle is still shrouded in mystery, but it's clear that this site was highly significant to the people who lived in this area thousands of years ago.

As we looked out at the landscape surrounding the circle, we were struck by the natural beauty and majestic feeling of the location. The circle sits on a hillside, with panoramic views of the stunning countryside of Penzance. The rolling green hills and valleys create a picturesque backdrop for the ancient stones, and the peaceful atmosphere of the site is genuinely pawe-inspiring.

The area surrounding the Boskednan stone circle is also rich in history and culture, with several other fascinating attractions to explore. The nearby Lanyon Quoit, a prehistoric site with a massive capstone weighing about 12 tons, is an incredible feat of engineering. The ancient village of Chysauster provides a glimpse into the lives of the Iron Age inhabitants of the area, with well-preserved ruins of homes and courtyards.

For those interested in more recent history, the Penlee House Museum is a must-see attraction. The museum houses an impressive collection of local art and artefacts, including works by some of Penzance's most renowned artists.

In summary, our visit to the Boskednan stone circle was a truly unforgettable experience. The intricate design of the circle, combined with the natural beauty of the encompassing landscape, created a sense of wonder and appreciation for the rich history of the area. If you find yourself in Penzance, we really recommend taking the time to visit this incredible site and immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the land.



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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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, sky replacer, oil painting 3 + colour changes to fill light and saturation with a moody vignette around the edge.

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 10 mins 21 seconds.

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We're off on a little garden safari, then it's time for lunch, with Smooch of course is snoopervising to make sure it's plated at precisely one o'clock, otherwise there will be hell to pay.

And this afternoon, it'll be movie time and I think we've got an action flick lined up, so that will be supurr exciting!

Do join us again tomorrow for more Valentine's Crafting and if mew missed last week's crafty posts click the links to catch up: Part I - Part II

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

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. These places are certainly fascinating. I'd love to see the remains of an iron age village.

  2. Another epic circle selfie, mew guys! And we love how the art turned out, too!

  3. At first I thought I had not heard of that stone circle until I realised it was the Nine Maidens. It is a very long time since I have been there. I love the way the artwork turned out with the lightning.

  4. Most impurressive art, guys. But if there are 19 stones and were even more originally - why is it called "The Nine Maidens"?

  5. Whoa, so cool!
    The stone circle, the artwork...fantastic!
    Off to puzzle; thanks so much.

  6. so were the maidens a dancin' do yer think? or 9 maids a milkin'? Precious

  7. Wow, fantastic place and that blue sky is beautiful! Great destination for the B-Team! Love the art version, too!

  8. Amber, we have never been in England, but these impurressive places are magical, so we hope we can visit them one day🙏 And your art is magical too, so that's next on our list, to put the pieces together again😺😸Double Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday and Week ahead to all of you🐾😽💞

  9. Y'all have really been getting some EPIC Ussies and amazing places! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Wow 😯 another great 😃 adventure. Love the art work. xx 😽🐈‍⬛🙀


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