Stonehenge sits on Salisbury plain amongst the largest collection of prehistoric monuments anywhere. I visited Stonehenge during a tour of England and Wales in 1998 with a small group of 10 or so tourists from America, Canada, and of course Australia.
We arrived at the site fairly early in the day while there was a light morning haze across the fields. The approach to the site was through an underground tunnel and the site opened up for the visitor as soon as one arrived on the surface. The view was
At that time it was still possible to wander amongst the stones and as I made my way through the photo opportunists being photographed with Stonehenge as background.
I felt that the stones looked at the pesky tourists with disdain
secure in the knowledge that they would still stand guard long after this and the next lot were long gone.