Ring of Brodgar

Ring of Brodgar

Ring of Brodgar

Ring of Brodgar

Ring of Brodgar

he Ring of Brodgar – A Jewel in the North
What is the Ring of Brodgar?

The Ring of Brodgar is an ancient stone circle in the stunning Orkney Islands and is the third biggest stone circle to be found in the UK.

Who built the Ring of Brodgar?  สล๊อตเว็บตรงแตกง่าย

The Ring of Brodgar is an incredible achievement of ancient man dating back to somewhere between 2500 and 2000BC. These Orcadians of 4000 years ago must have known what they were about to have undertaken as enormous a task as constructing the Ring undoubtedly was. They probably didn’t call it the Ring of Brodgar but whatever name they knew this project by it was the Ring of Brodgar: the foundation stone they laid was a huge circumference of stone at the heart of a circle that contained naturally occurring methane gas that had been emanating from the burning furnaces at the edge of the circle for thousands of years.

Even today we can see this gas in the atmosphere that surrounds the little village of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands. The village has many names depending on the role that it plays in the surrounding landscape. It is also called Orkney, Old Orkney and Orkney Bridge.

The strange gashes andedge of the circle meaning the edge of the land were named the Brodgar Ring, this name is thought to have originated from the aboriginal name for thewat, orcathas wandered the lands of Iceland before the settlement of the Orkney Isles that they founded.

The Ring of Brodgar Is Art

Established in the dying days of the Roman Empire, when the hot air ballooning technology was developed to record time and altitude, the Ring of Brodgar is an unforgettable sight. The older monuments of the ancient world are still standing and the new developments adding to the knowledge of what went on the earlier journeys are simply translated by modern people into the realms of science fiction.

The hot air balloons that ventured through the Rings of Brodgar were not necessarily invader species but travelling faster than the gliding technology of their day. They could have been anything from Huge balloons to Looking For Rockets type craft.

The designer balloon of the time was a device where the load was pushed around on a rail and the balloon itself was released at a higher altitude. They were bigger and weigh more than air- balloons so it was an heavier load to be launched. Also, they only went as high as the strongest winds blowing, no matter how strong those winds might be.

The high-altitude balloon losses are normally due to the fact that the parachute is too weak to maintain the required level and the parachute burns out sooner or later.

A high altitude balloon does have an amazing effect on the mind and it’s not just the psychological aspect that makes people marvel at the things that they see when their love of the wonder of the dark side of the moon is confronted by the sight of something soaring above them.

When you see something soaring above your head and you have no other choice but to take a picture, you know that you are still part of the process and that your human mind is still working its magic. As long as your camera is there to capture it, that magic will carry on.

One of the most popular photographs of ballooning is of the Champagne flight that took place in 1960. The photographer used a camera attached to the balloon to enable him to incorporate colors and a greater range of flight conditions. Champagne was the preferred color; a truly unique shade of violet. The violet flight lasts anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the wind.

You can go on a “Vagrantine” flight which is not a traditional champagne flight, but is a far more elegant and special occasion. It is advisable to take a glow stick to help you distinguish the difference between a true balloon and a parasail.

There are a lot of “street Ballooning” experiences and gliding in the Andes, Spain, Portugal and Greece. Balinese Kite flyers have amazed many by completing critical reach and flying without a snag in dense fog formations.

Tips For ballooning:

It’s always best to have a warm, waterproof garment on when jumping from heights. Use gloves that are waterproof.

It’s better to go with a tethered balloon rather than a manned balloon. The manned ones are easier to handle and you don’t have to worry about the wind reaching the balloon.

The heavier the balloon the more wind there is behind it. Therefore, if your balloon is too heavy to fly straight down, always use it as a giant slingshot to fly through the air.

Altitude is important. You don’t want to be too far above the tree tops. Sometimes you can see cacti on the ground from ahigher place.

Ring of Brodgar
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