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Men-an-Tol (holed stone)

Men-an-Tol (holed stone) 

Unknown purpose. Presumed to be neolithic. Healing powers were attributed to it at least since the middle ages (babies would be passed through the hole).
Near Lanyon Farm, Madron parish, Cornwall.

Dimas Sequeira, Jim Kerslake, annaig56, Maeluk and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo


40 comments - The latest ones
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Nouchet!
2 years ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Very interesting Andy, looks well used, must be a lot of healthy people down there!!.. :-))
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to John Goodwin club
Interesting comment, John. It 's not one that I would have come up with in a month of Sundays, but I like it!!!
Many thanks!
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Nice capture Andy, Cutting the hole with the tools they had must have some task
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
So it must, Roger!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Alexander,
Jenny,
Philippe,
Roger,
Many thanks to you all!
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very interesting !
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Nora!!!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Erhard,
Nick,
Roger,
Many thanks!
2 years ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
What an interesting shot indeed Andy and info too .. and every day is a school day :))

saved in fav's by me

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Steve (Every day is a school day?)
Best wishes,
Andy
2 years ago.
S Drury club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Perhaps "we learn something new every day" would be better :))

Steve
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to S Drury club
Ah! Yes.
Unfortunately I forget two things for every new thing that I learn!,
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks. Leon!
2 years ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Well the way I see it, Andy -- if I didn't know about it before you posted it .. then, that is a new item to file in my File Cabinets ... only problem, when I go to get said info -- I wonder which mental file cabinet it is in ......
And -
The older one gets .. the more things to file away therefor more mental file cabinets to sort through.

Works for me :)
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ah Yes, Peggy. I empathise here!
Your comments make very perfect sense. Not much else does, unfortunately!
Mind games and mental gymnastics. Makes me wanna to holler and scream and I can't pay my taxes (Just been listening to Inner City Blues, Marvyn Gaye - an all time time favourite song).
God knows where we're heading.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Very interesting and very beautiful.
2 years ago.
 Isisbridge
Isisbridge club
I crawled through here many moons ago and have been getting steadily worse ever since.
So the healing powers could be an old wives' tale.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Isisbridge club
I'm as sceptical as the next man but, even so, was pleased when my ever-so-practical girlfriend stopped me from even attempting it!
2 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
That circle seems so perfect
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
An interesting place ! Thanks for showing !
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Whatever it was used for, it's fascinating!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Annemarie,
John,
Ian,
micritter,
Isisbridge,
Nick,
Ulrich,
Gudrun,
Thank you all!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Very well composed Andy.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo très intéressante. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Rosa,
Nicole,
Thank you both!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, aNNa!
2 years ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
I remeber my trip to cornwall about 30 years ago with my son 7 years old and my dog a dachshound in Lands end with tent and storm :-)))
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to aNNa schramm club
I had an old friend, aNNa, who went to Lands End for a two week summer holiday in 1948 with his fiancee in a side-car. It was foggy for the whole two weeks!!!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Very many thanks, Mael!
2 years ago.
 SLANG
SLANG club
These are indeed Celtic relics, can being they have a report with solar rhythms
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to SLANG club
Every time I visit, there are some modern-day druids chanting the odd rite or two. A coachload of Americans were visiting last time - they all looked like normal elderly tourists until they all held hands in a circle and started chanting. I didn't want them in my photos so I took one or two shots and quietly left. A pity as I had wanted to take a few with nice backdrops. But blue-cagouled American mystics, or whatever, wasn't in my plans at all!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you ce que la lumière est aux yeux, l'air est aux poumons,
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you SLANG!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Jim!
2 years ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
********
4 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Added, aNNa! MAny thanks!
4 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Fascinating megalithic site! It would be interesting to check in which part(s) of the year, at sunrise, the shadow of one menhir would point straight to the other.
2 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
I don't think that was their purpose, Dimas and anyway they have been moved out of position in recent centuries so we will never know, sadly!.
2 months ago.

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