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A Strange Stonehenge on the Columbia
Monday 14 January 2013   —   Category: Outings

On my way to Lake Chelan, Washington, in September 2012, I headed east on Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge. Once I reached U.S. Route 97, I turned north and crossed the Columbia River on the Sam Hill Memorial Bridge.

Very shortly after entering Washington, I took a small detour east on State Route 14 for a couple of miles until I reached the intriguing Stonehenge Memorial. I had stopped there previously, in the Spring of 2007 on my Highway 97 South journey.

This concrete, life-size replica of Stonehenge in England is a strange sight sitting above the Columbia River, on a bluff on the Washington - Oregon border. For this visit, I decided to take a photo of the inside of the circle through each of the portal openings around the ring. I can’t be positive that I counted correctly, or that I didn’t skip a portal, or do one twice, but as far as I can tell there were 28 portals — at least, that’s how many shots I ended up with. Each view was different as I moved from portal to portal, and the interplay between sunlight and shadows added to the variety.

I was there only a short time — all 32 images in the Stonehenge, WA 2012 album were taken within about 10 minutes or so. It was already 11:30 and I still had a long ways to go to get to Lake Chelan, so I couldn’t afford to dawdle. Therefore I moved quickly, got my shots, and moved on. I’m happy with how they turned out — especially the two black and white photos, with their dramatic feel. I hope that you enjoy them too, in this, the second of what will end up being eight albums of photos documenting my Lake Chelan trip.
For a complete list of all the blog entries and photo albums resulting from my trip to Lake Chelan, be sure to check out the September 2012 Lake Chelan Photo Outing Recap
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