Walk From Chipping Norton #2

26-08-18

What with one thing and another I have been waylayed posting part 2 of my recent walk to the Rollwright Stones near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds.

The Kings Men Stone Circle (object of the walk)
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I attempted a panorama with the Sigma, it’s not too easy as it doesn’t have mode for it. So I set the camera to manual exposure and gave plenty of overlap to each shot, then processed it through the panorama function in LightRoom.

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According to the information board the stones are from the late Neolithic. There are festivals at the site during the summer and the artwork between the stones has been created by local schools.

The Whispering Knights
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With some coins people have thrown onto the rocks, maybe for good luck.

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Hard to believe that the stones were put in place nearly 6,000 years ago.

Three Fairies Sculpture
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They apparently reflect one of the many folklore legends associated with the Stones.

The King Stone
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Latin Seat
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The inscription on the front of this bench reads, “ore stabit fortis arare placet ore stat” according to Latin – English translation, “Please stand strong edge to plow edge stands” Mmm, not too sure what that means, only took a bit of Latin at school and that was a long time ago.

Walk Back To Chipping Norton
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Couldn’t Resist This Old Tractor
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Looking forward to the next outing with the lads even though my feet felt like they were bruised all over after the 10 mile walk. Note to self, visit a Podiatrist.

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10 thoughts on “Walk From Chipping Norton #2

  1. Ogden Fahey

    You did very well wit the panorama! I couldn’t believe the Latin so I found this link!
    A bench by the Cherwell nearby is inscribed: “Ore stabit fortis arare placet ore stat.” The joke is the division of the words, which read more plainly as: “O rest a bit for ’tis a rare place to rest at.”
    😀

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  2. Sherry Felix

    I enjoyed the post. I would like to read the text on the signs. This is how to make the image open large in a new window: When you put images in WordPress, select eh image and click the link symbol then check open link in new window tab.

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