Brian, very interesting. I never knew about this. I lived in England and saw the real Stonehenge. Quite interesting.
It was spring. We didn't go to the museum, sadly. (For those of you who don't know about this place, the website describes the museum -- check it out via the link below). We took a day trip to Multnomah Falls etc and then to this site, and were running late getting back to pick up the other daughter and head out for dinner back in Portland. *sigh* So many pubs... so little time. Er, I mean, so many sights to see, so little time.
That must have been late winter or spring, it's usually totally brown up there - did you guys go to the museum at Maryhill? There's an incredible collection of chess boards there, work by Rodin, lots of other stuff.
That's the first time I've heard of that, Brian. Thanks for telling us about it and for the film.
The website for this place says: "During World War I, [Samuel] Hill delivered relief supplies to Belgium and Russia, and reinforced his interest in travel. While in England, he made his first trip to see Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain where he was told that the structure was believed to be constructed by Druids as a place of human sacrifice." Apparently, that was the popular belief then. He came back and constructed this as a monument to all those who died in WWI. In the middle of the circle there is an altar stone, where people to this day leave flowers, notes, coins, etc, in memory of those dead. Across the Columbia River is northern Oregon. This little movie was made by my younger daughter (and yes, that is me staring off into space at the end).