On Solstices & City Planning

Every year around 21st of December and 20th of June hundreds of people gather to Stonehenge to spot the fabulous attraction happening only twice a year – you can see how the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter stone, Heel stone and the rising sun to the northeast.

Similar alignments can be found at Newgrange, Ireland, Maeshowe, Scotland and other prehistoric monuments. Winter solstice was very important in the life of ancient communities since it was seen as the beginning of the deep winter, and in the same time the reversal of the days shrinking was giving some hope for people. Same is true for the Summer solstice

There are many streets in the cities which are aligned along the direction of rising sun of the solstice.

Stonehenge in New York City

Stonehenge in New York City

Stonehenge in Los Angeles

Stonehenge in Los Angeles

Stonehenge in London

Stonehenge in London

Stonehenge in Paris

Stonehenge in Paris

Stonehenge in Berlin

Stonehenge in Berlin

Stonehenge in Rome

Stonehenge in Rome

Stonehenge in Madrid

Stonehenge in Madrid

Stonehenge in Dubai

Stonehenge in Dubai

Stonehenge in Hong Kong

Stonehenge in Hong Kong

Stonehenge in Sydney

Stonehenge in Sydney

Stonehenge in Jerusalem

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