We drove past Stonehenge--we were there first about 28 years ago, when a person could actually walk between the stones and touch them. Now it's all roped off...So here's a look from the road; not too bad a picture considering we were going about 50 miles an hour... Then we stopped at Salisbury Cathedral--beautiful, majestic, constantly repaired. When we were first here those years ago the scaffolding was by the west doors--the main entrance. Now it's around the apse in the east. I guess that's progress.
Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral--two manifestations of the human desire to retouch our roots--where we came from--that divine DNA or pattern in whose image we were made, according to Genesis 1. This drive pushes us into our own souls and up to the heavens--or at least to the moon at this point. It pushes our days and gives them meaning. Purpose.
Stonehenge from a good deal away, and going past at 50 mph.
Below, the interior of Salisbury Cathedral, done in the high Gothic style. Magnificent.