June 13, 2009

Stonehenge at Twilight, England

Photograph by Ken Geiger, National Geographic Staff

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Culture Photos

Lights in nearby Amesbury set low-hanging clouds aglow, and the standing stones turn otherworldly beneath a burning sky. But their surfaces bear witness to homely labor: Topping the tallest stone, once part of a trilithon, is a tenon—half of a mortise-and-tenon joint borrowed from woodworking.

See more photographs from the June 2008 feature story "Stonehenge."


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