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#a167 :: Stonehenge keychain

July 29, 2008

ENLARGEThere is a certain poetry to this tiny portrait of one of man’s oldest surviving places of ceremony:

A matrix of dots, etched or blown into a block of clear glass, spells out Stonehenge‘s shape at palm size, giving you a portable tour of the place.

Here, no less than there, the broken circles of pillars and lintels leave you with nothing but awe and questions. How’d they do that?

But there, time really does feel stopped. Here it’s merely captured in a glassy snapshot, fetishized for the tourists. Of whom I am one.

Being at Stonehenge gives one the impression of having become stuck in time – an everlasting moment as you walk around these unmoving

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