Cornwall, 16th June, 2006
‘The Bus’ put to another use. Very often, megalithic monuments are pretty flat and you can’t tell anything about their structure frrom ground level.
Ballowall Barrow (otherwise known as Carn Gluze) is quite close to the lane and I was able to bring the camper to within about 25 metres to get an elevated view. I was then able to match this shot with a computer generated 3d model to have a guess at what it really could
have looked like.
Or Carn Gluze. As you prefer. As soon as Rupert and I realised that we wanted Standing with Stones to be something of a travelogue, obviously we need to take the viewer on a journey FROM somewhere TO somewhere. As the whole of the British Isles and Ireland was our subject, the natural instinct is to plan to go either North to South or the other way round. I was very clear early on that I wanted us to finish at one of the famous sites on Orkney and that more or less dictated that we began the film journey as close to Land’s End as we possibly could.