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Photo of the Week: A Wondrous Rocky World

Pete Stanton

 

Pete Stanton’s picture shows the sun rising over Stonehenge, where an estimated thirty-seven thousand people had gathered to mark the summer solstice. William Blake’s depiction of the ancient site, from his late poem Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion (1804-20), is one of the most haunting:

Labour unparallelld! a wondrous rocky World of cruel destiny
Rocks piled on rocks reaching the stars; stretching from pole to pole.
The Building is Natural Religion & its Altars Natural Morality
A building of eternal death: whose proportions are eternal despair…

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