Sunday 7 April 2024

The B Team's The Men-an-Tol Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, and we're back on the stone circle trail with a visit to West Cornwall, and a rather unusual circle.

The B Team's The Men-an-Tol Stone Circle Selfie


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It's a fluffing giant Polo mint! MOL 

But seriously, it's not really, read Smooch's pawesome travel blog below to find out all the nitty-gritty!



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


Greetings to all the history aficionados and travel enthusiasts out there!

Welcome back to my travel blog, where I take mew on a journey through history and explore the ancient stone circle called The Men-an-Tol. This stone circle is located in West Cornwall, England, and is also known as the "stone of the hole." The Men-an-Tol is a unique and fascinating structure that consists of three upright stones arranged in a row, with the central stone having a hole in the middle. The circle is thought to date back to the Bronze Age and is estimated to be around 4,000 years old. The stones stand at a height of approximately 1.2 meters (4 feet) each, with the central stone being slightly taller than the other two. The diameter of the circle is around 1.3 meters (just under 4 feet).

There is speculation that the remaining stones are not in their original places, and there are several other stones nearby, some of which are partially buried and one standing upright. And that the original design was made up of eighteen to twenty stones, which have since been moved or taken. The purpose of the Men-an-Tol is not known for certain, but there are various theories. Some believe that it was used for healing purposes, as crawling through the hole was thought to cure various ailments. Others speculate that it was used for fertility rituals, as the hole resembles a female reproductive organ. It is also thought that the circle may have been used for astronomical purposes, such as marking the solstices and equinoxes.

Purrsonally I think it's a Stargate or a portal, but who knows for certain! MOL The Men-an-Tol is located in a picturesque and historic area of Cornwall. It is situated on open moorland, surrounded by stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The area is also home to many other ancient sites, such as stone circles, burial mounds, and standing stones. Visitors can explore the nearby Lanyon Quoit, a collapsed dolmen, and the Merry Maidens, a stone circle that is thought to be of the late Neolithic period. Visiting the Men-an-Tol is a unique and memorable experience. The circle is open to the public and can be reached by a footpath from the nearby village of Madron. As mew approach the site, mew will be struck by the eerie and mystical atmosphere that surrounds it. The Men-an-Tol is a must-see for anyone interested in history, archaeology, or mythology.
The Men-an-Tol is an intriguing and mysterious stone circle that has stood the test of time. While its purpose may remain a mystery, its historical significance and beauty cannot be denied. A visit to this ancient site is a journey through time and an opportunity to connect with the rich history and culture of Cornwall.

Purrs

Smooch

 BBHQ's 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, Oil painting DLX + colour changes to hue and saturation.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, and see if mew can beat our time of 7 mins 47 secs. 

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Anyhoo it's time for us to go and do a bit more garden snoopervising, weather permitting, as it was quite windy yesterday. Smooch is camped out in the kitchen, waiting for the roast to go in the oven, so he can carefully monitor its progress and make sure it's cooked to purrfection! MOL

Do join us again tomorrow. I will be here with a Brain Training post, as I think it's time to work out the little grey cells, as it's been quite a while since I posted any puzzles!

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

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12 comments:

  1. That Men-an-Tol sure is cool! It looks kinda like a big donut. :)

    We hope the roast was purrfect, Smooch!

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  2. What a feat of artistry and engineering, to have a circular stone!

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  3. That is a great place to go for a selfie!

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  4. Definitely one to visit and to be photographed with. A prototype of the wheel or a mint, we'll never know. Hugely interesting.
    ERin

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  5. Definitely a giant Polo mint (MOL)!
    Seriously, though, We think your theory that it is a stargate or portal bears further investigation. We look forward to reading the results of your Research!

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  6. Fudge we thought you were on top of giant glazed donut! And Smooch had already eaten the donut hole! This is furtastic. Precious

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  7. That's really cute and the art is amazing!

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  8. Wow, fascinating stone there! The B-Team looks great in this setting! So mysterious and ancient. Nice art too. Very 😎 cool!

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  9. Cool -it looks like a giant donut. Nice art- thanks for the puzzle. XO

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  10. THAT is amazing! I didn't even know it was for real. I love the filter too, you are masters of BFunky.

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  11. What an interesting place to take your selfies this week!

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  12. Great stone again loved the arty photo xx😽😸🐈‍⬛🐾

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