Monday, 21 April 2014

"S" is for Stonehenge, St Just in the Roseland and the Sunflower


Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, built between 3000BC and 2000BC. It has religious significance for many, including the Druids.

Stonehenge could easily have been a burial ground or an astronomical observatory, but it's real purpose is unknown.



I came across St Just in the Roseland unexpectedly, when I was visiting Cornwall a few years ago. I was overwhelmed by it's beauty.


The 13th century Church is built on an earlier Pagan site set in stunning riverside gardens on the River Fal.


There's a legend too that Jesus, with Joseph of Arimathea, visited the Roseland peninsula of which St Just forms a part, and this very special place does have a sacred atmosphere.


And who can resist the magnificent Sunflower, whose name derives simply from the shape of it's flower and resemblance to the Sun?
 

I'll be posting "T" here tomorrow to continue the A-Z Challenge. Thank you for visiting the Hope and Dreams Blog.