Earlier today, the Stonehenge Giant made a return to Stonehenge itself, assisted by engineers from 32 Regiment Workshops, in time for the Solstice celebrations of 2012. The photos above and below were taken earlier this afternoon from the Larkhill area and I’d like to thank Helene Foxglovefae Shipman for her generous permission to reproduce these photos, for the benefit of all.
Earlier in the day, the “Stonehengineers” of 32 Regiment had helped to dismantle the Stonehenge Giant, or the Ancestor, from his temporary home further east beside the A303.
As you can see from the photo above, he’s been kept company in recent times by a handsome crow perched on his shoulder, a creature that was designed by Amy Lancaster.
There will doubtless be hundreds more photos and videos of the Stonehenge Giant in circulation over the next few days, after he’s once again taken his place among the thousands of celebrants “Waiting for the Sun” at Stonehenge tonight.
On this occasion, I understand that he’ll be wearing a specially-designed crown incorporating various elements from the ancient Stonehenge landscape, but just as he thrilled everyone present back in the summer of 2010, I’m sure he’ll do the same thing again this year.