Carnac menhirs de Kermario

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The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of alignments of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing granite stones (menhirs). This is the largest such collection in the world. Most of the stones were erected at some stage during the Neolithic period, probably during the 4th Millenium BC, but some may date to as old as 4500 BC. The site is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage indicative list since 1991

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Comments (7)

Jean2009 on February 21, 2013


Dominique andré on February 22, 2013

Belle capture de lumière et belle perspective, Like, amitiés, Daumy

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on February 24, 2013

Merci, Jean et Daumy. Une entrée maritime qui voile une journée autrement sans nuages et voilà les vieilles pierres enveloppées dans les brumes du temps. On se demande vraiment pourquoi on associe toujours les mégalithes et le brouillard ? Le mystère de leurs origines sans doute ou quelque autre stéréotype profondément ancré dans nos représentations.

puritanka22 on March 2, 2013

Good picture and story!

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on March 16, 2013

Thank you for leaving a comment, Puritanka

Vlad Lyfar on March 27, 2013

Interesting place and story.

I have taken it in FAVOURITE and VOTED in contest.

Best regards from Ukraine.

Jean-Marc Zaninetti on March 28, 2013

Thank you Vlad for your visit and comment. We all know the contest's prize (USB drives) is not a goal in itself, but just a mean to attract some attention and engage in friendly conversation. So, thank you for leaving your comment.

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Photo taken in LIeu-dit le Ménec, Alignements de Carnac, 56340 Carnac, France

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  • Uploaded on February 21, 2013
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    by Jean-Marc Zaninetti
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FH25
    • Taken on 2013/02/16 16:07:27
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash