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."