Sunday 5 May 2024

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

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Meowvellous Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, and this week we dedided to bip north in the TTTB to Aberdeenshire in Scotland to visit this rather special stone circle.

The B Team's Cullerlie Stone Circle Selfie 

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It was truly tremendous, and the energies were incredible.

Melvyn thought it looked a bit like a fire pit, and asked if anypawdy had brought marshmallows, I won't tell mew what Smooch's response was! MOL

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!

As we stood amidst the rolling hills and sweeping meadows of Aberdeenshire, we couldn't help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the Cullerlie Stone Circle. This ancient site, dating back to the Neolithic era, is a testament to the ingenuity and skill of our forebears.

The Cullerlie Stone Circle consists of eight red granite standing stones arranged in a near-perfect circle measuring about 10 meters in diameter. The stones vary in height from approx 1.09 m or 3ft 6" to 1.80m or 5ft 9".  

The smaller cairns, forming the inner eight rings, present a fascinating mystery. Viewed from above, they resemble a flower. Each of these cairns is adorned with eleven stones, except for one that curiously holds only nineWas this a result of theft, or a deliberate design choice? The cairns are then filled with another layer of smaller cobbles, adding to the enigma of this ancient site.

It is believed that the Cullerlie Stone Circle was constructed around 3000 BC, a testament to the advanced skills of our ancestors during the late Neolithic period. The stones, probably quarried from nearby outcrops, were transported - most likely - to the site using sledges and rollers, a remarkable engineering feat that continues to inspire wonder today.

Scholars speculate about the Cullerlie Stone Circle's purpose. Some believe it was used for religious or ceremonial purposes, while others think it may have been a meeting place for the local community or a burial ground. Whatever its original function, it is clear that the Cullerlie Stone Circle was an important cultural and social centre for the people who lived in the region thousands of years ago.

The site is well-maintained and easily accessible, with plenty of information available to help visitors understand the significance of this remarkable site. As we stood there, gazing up at the stones and the vast expanse of the surrounding landscape, we couldn't help but feel a deep connection to the people who built the Cullerlie Stone Circle so many centuries ago.



 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, Sky Replacer, Underpainting DLX + changes to saturation.

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 20 secs. 

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Anyhoo we're having a big rest today, as we snoopervised the moving of three tonnes of gravel yesterday down the side of the house for the new veggie plot, and it was exhausting work! MOL

Smooch is in the kitchen, in fact we're thinking of getting the P.A. to make him a little chefs hat as he really gets into character for the cooking of Sunday lunch. 

We do hope mew have an epic day, and we'll be back in the morning with a selection of brand new puzzles on our Brain Training with Cats post. 

In the meantime..
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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. Super cool photo gang, love that fire pit. Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. From above, looks like a cool is that!?!?!
    I am a member of the following groups: The Irish Megalithic Research Society, Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network, Ancient Stone Bothering, and several Avebury and Stonehenge groups too. Love me some megaliths, kitties!

  3. You lead the league in informative Sunday posts.

  4. We agree. It does kind of look like a fire pit! And the art effects made for some really epic art!

  5. It's such a fascinating place, and your art picture is quite pretty!

  6. Amazing. So much energy radiating outward, as well as put into erecting such monuments. Staggering. The people surely were far more developed, in a specific fashion, than many give credit for.

  7. We also thought at furrst that it was a firepit (mol).

  8. Nice selfie from everyone. Pretty art- thanks for the puzzle. XO

  9. Wow, that place is uniquely fascinating! B-Team presence plus art effects makes for a really vibrant scene!

  10. Wow we didn't even know this amazing place existed 🙀 love your arty pic colours amazing. xx 😽🐈‍⬛🐾

  11. Great art and post. Always wonderful to learn more about history!

  12. I LOVE seeing and learning about all the stone circles in the UK that you kitties have brought to us to see!! I wish I could go with you!


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