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6 August 2006
Stonehenge photo shoot rained off

Rain grounded an airborne celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the first aerial photographs of Stonehenge. A balloon carrying photographers was due to fly over the ancient Wiltshire landmark to recapture images taken in 1906 by Lieutenant Philip Henry Sharpe. But the poor weather on Salisbury Plain forced the balloon to remain grounded. English Heritage later provided aerial pictures taken from a balloon over Stonehenge earlier this year.
     Stonehenge's chief archaeologist Dave Batchelor said: "Aerial photography is most useful in helping us understand the human use and development of the landscape around Stonehenge." Aerial views of Stonehenge taken 100 years ago are on display at Stonehenge until 7 August.

Source: BBC News (1 August 2006)

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