Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hilly Fields Solstice Sunrise


About ten people watched the sunrise at Hilly Fields this morning, with a few more jumping on the Stone Circle. Hilly Fields Stone Circle itself doesn't give a good view of the Summer Solstice sunrise, it's better in the winter, which does confuse people. One person asked us whether the Stone Circle had been put in "the wrong place?"
Brockley harvested and brewed elderflower champagne was drunk, people did little personal rituals. Some burnt paper, some drummed, some held hands and cried. Marking the Solstice is an ritual or custom without a rulebook, everyone celebrates the sun in their own way.

2 comments:

Transpontine said...

Didn't make it up for the sunrise, but did see a spectacular post-Solstice sunset from Telegraph Hill Park, from where the sun dipped below the horizon behind the London Eye. No doubt future archaeologists will find this alignment significant - the great wheel itself placed to mark the point where the sun sets on the summer solstice when seen from the ancient sanctuary of St Catherine of the Wheel, the wheel being as everybody knows an ancient solar symbol...

Anonymous said...

I prayed we wouldnt wake up to yet another right wing Tory governmnet