Wednesday 4 April 2012

Stones the Colour of Aishwarya Rai's Eyes

An example of a Sarsen that was worked in 2000, exposing the pale stone beneath. The lichens are colonizing the cut surface and giving it the more usual mottled colouration we see on the stones of Stonehenge.

(There is a whole research project waiting on the how different lichens have colonized the stones of Stonehenge, especially where graffiti was cleaned off and the different species now grow in ghostly shapes of the letters.)

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