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  1. Standard memberchaney3
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    Who has visited Stonehenge?

    There seem to be a lot of people on this site that are close to it.

    What did you think?
  2. Standard memberchaney3
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    @chaney3 said
    Who has visited Stonehenge?

    There seem to be a lot of people on this site that are close to it.

    What did you think?
    I want to see Stonehenge, and the Pyramids at Giza.
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    @chaney3 said
    I want to see Stonehenge, and the Pyramids at Giza.
    an olde story...
    in 1974 i was in the usn sailing around the mediterranean...
    the cruiser ported in alexandria, egypt...
    all my buddies went to see cairo and the pyramids...
    i did not...
    about a week or so before we got there, i did something very stupid, i cannot even remember what it was i did, but, i was restricted to ship for the week we were there...
    my main duty was to sweep the pier...
    in my dress whites...

    there were lotsa camels...
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    @chaney3 said
    Who has visited Stonehenge?

    There seem to be a lot of people on this site that are close to it.

    What did you think?
    I've visited it several times.
    It is quite impressive.

    Unfortunately you can't get up close to it anymore.

    The pyramids are more impressing though a bit disappointing.

    Knossos, Athens, Ephesus are far more interesting.
  5. Standard memberchaney3
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I've visited it several times.
    It is quite impressive.

    Unfortunately you can't get up close to it anymore.

    The pyramids are more impressing though a bit disappointing.

    Knossos, Athens, Ephesus are far more interesting.
    Why are the pyramids disappointing?
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    @chaney3 said
    Why are the pyramids disappointing?
    They seem so exotic on tv and films.
    The reality is they are on the outskirts of a very dirty city and infested
    with thieves, charlatans and corrupt police. (That was in early 90s) It's
    stinking hot and sand everywhere and .... I just didn't like it!
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    @wolfgang59 said
    They seem so exotic on tv and films.
    The reality is they are on the outskirts of a very dirty city and infested
    with thieves, charlatans and corrupt police. (That was in early 90s) It's
    stinking hot and sand everywhere and .... I just didn't like it!
    There is something about the thievery that infests the pyramids these days that makes me think of the thievery that has infested it in the past, some of it organized by various governments and military powers. But then, who has a legitimate claim of ownership, how come, and what privileges or duties does that bestow?

    I visited Stonehenge last year. I think it is worthwhile to us to have sites that lead us to consider our place in history. From that POV it was educational. Visiting the sites is not feasible for everyone, but can be a useful part of this.

    My most recent such visit was to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee, USA. It encompasses and is partly housed in what was the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King was shot and killed. Has anyone else here been there? If so, what did you think of it? Did you learn about the eviction of Jacqueline Smith and the ongoing protest?
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  9. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    23 Nov '18 02:47
    @chaney3 said
    Who has visited Stonehenge?

    There seem to be a lot of people on this site that are close to it.

    What did you think?
    i think you should visit
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @karoly-aczel said
    i think you should visit
    If you are staying in UK for a few months maybe.
    Otherwise ...
    Lots of wonderful castles to visit.
    Historic cities.
    Cathedrals.
    Architecture.
    Coastlines
    Pubs!
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    @wolfgang59 said
    If you are staying in UK for a few months maybe.
    Otherwise ...
    Lots of wonderful castles to visit.
    Historic cities.
    Cathedrals.
    Architecture.
    Coastlines
    Pubs!
    He conjured it... he deserves what he conjured
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    @chaney3 said
    Who has visited Stonehenge?

    There seem to be a lot of people on this site that are close to it.

    What did you think?
    Stonehenge is impressive but I would include it as part of wider UK heritage visit to get good value. I drive past Stonehenge about once every 2 months on the A303; it’s a traffic bottleneck. The UK has excellent heritage sites as does Europe. Tie in a visit to Rome and fall in love with the place.

    As for the Pryamids, I agree with Wolfgang59, don’t bother. Egypt is a nasty place, especially these days, and they really don’t like westerners and especially Americans.

    I visited Giza in 1995 in the middle of a heatwave; it was 44 degrees and would have given £20 for chilled water or a coke but instead I was constantly harassed by clueless locals selling crappy souvenirs or postcards. The pyramids and the Sphinx are in a poor condition and they seem to lack the funds or the political ambition to look after them, it’s depressing to be honest. However to stand and look at them for a few minutes is indeed awe inspiring.

    The poverty in Egypt is horrendous; hundreds of people living in graveyards, hundreds of others who would take your life for your passport; we had an armed guard traveling around the city and to and from Port Said.
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    @chaney3 said
    Who has visited Stonehenge?

    There seem to be a lot of people on this site that are close to it.

    What did you think?
    I went to see the Stones....boy did they rock.
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    @badradger said
    I went to see the Stones....boy did they rock.
    Rolling stones?
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    @trev33 said
    Rolling stones?
    Is there any other kind?
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