A cold day in February was the perfect time to set out in search of the Stonehenge site in Maryhill, Washington. Though not an exact replica, it's strikingly close. The interior is fascinating, and reminds me of the original site, but the outside resembles a crumbling colliseum more than anything else. The chiseled stone work is amazing, and it's truly a wonderful thing to see.
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The Maryhill Stonehenge was the first monument in the United States to honor the dead of World War I. Believing that the original Stonehenge monument was used as a sacrificial site, Sam Hill, a Quaker, commissioned the replica as a reminder that humanity is still being sacrificed in the name of war. The altar stone is placed to be aligned with sunrise on the summer solstice.
A map of the structure
From the outside it reminds me of the ancient Colliseum in Rome.
On the inside, the stone work is amazing.
The grayness of the day only added to the mystery and intrigue of the place.
My favorites were the arches and all the magnificently chiseled work done on the stones, slabs and pillars.
At every angle the creation changes, as does the light, and the magnificent view of The Columbia Gorge seen between the pillars.
On the slab lies an "altared" artist.