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Purely a hobbyist snapshot photographer, from the county of ESSEX in the UNITED KINGDOM. ----------------------------------------------------- I know little about photography and just do the best I can with a point and shoot Compact.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think the best browser for viewing this site is GOOGLE CHROME. I have tried using other browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox and find that they seem to create a degree of image distortion that doesn't occur on Google Chrome.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since January 2012 the compact I currently use is a Nikon Coolpix P300 12.1 megapixels. All of my photographs before 2012 have been taken with my previous camera a Nikon Coolpix 4600 4.0 megapixels.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For the purpose of editing my photographs, I use a couple of different free software applications , namely , FASTSTONE IMAGE VIEWER or CYBERLINK PHOTODIRECTOR 2011.

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Thanks, I'll add it and a few other favourites.

518 views and no comments!!! Well I like the shot ~ all the best ~ nick

Hiya ~ Welcome to the Just London Group Andrew ~ I like this shot too ~ Best wishes ~ nick

This is a super shot that has amazing detail and clarity when fully enlarged ~ YSL and nice to met you ~ All the best ~ nick

As with most sites of this type, its true history is unknown. The name of the circle may derive from 'micel' or 'mycel', Old English for 'big', referring to the size of this large circle. Its doleritic stones came from nearby Stapeley Hill. Many of them are now missing and others are fallen. One example is that “This circle was the site of vandalism by a local farmer in the summer of 1995 when several stones were uprooted by a mechanical digger. The stones were promptly righted and "planted" again and the culprit punished. Ongoing unsympathetic use by both local youth and townie pagans, such as the creation of numerous fire pits and the leaving of litter and broken glass after the festivals, does nothing for the atmosphere of this site.” ' [2] In the beginning there may have been some thirty stone pillars. The survivors that still stand range in height from 10ins to 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), and stand in an ellipse 89 ft (27 m) NW-SE by 82 ft (25 m) The tallest is at the south-east end of the major axis, standing, perhaps by coincidence or design, close to the line of the southern moonrise. This pillar and a companion have been taken to flank an entrance about 6 ft (1.8 m) wide. Aubrey Burl has stated in his 2000 book 'A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany' that "There was a claim for a central stone and a very dubious eighteenth-century report that 'there was a stone across your two Portals, like those at Stonehenge, and that the stone at eighty yards distance was the altar.'" but that the "probability of a trilithon, otherwise unique to Stonehenge, at Mitchell's Fold, like an identical claim for Kerzerho in Brittany, should be regarded as rumour rather than reality."

Picture taken in Laindon , Essex near Basildon. In the interest of the homeowner's privacy the google earth location has only been marked as within half a mile of the actual location.

With a huge rocky overhang and vertical face it is often usual to see climbers trying their luck to scale this point.

Located to the South of Buckden Pike summit. This memorial cross has been built at the point where an RAF Wellington Bomber came to grief during a snowstorm in January 1942. The aircrew were Polish and parts of the plane wreckage have been incorporated into the memorial.

As best I can remember I have posted the pin on Google Earth somewhere along this road as the picture location,but would need to be back on site for total accuracy.

This 200 year old windmill is open to the public on the 3rd Sunday of every month between 2 & 5 p.m.

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