Georgia Guidestones (American Stonehenge)
In a successful effort of procrastination from doing homework/laundry/cleaning – we took a mini roadtrip yesterday and drove to the Georgia Guidestones (a.k.a. American Stonehenge – but really only because we don’t have any other gigantic standing slabs of granite with a fair amount of mystery attached to them.)
It’s actually a pretty easy drive from Atlanta – just up I-85, make a left at exit 173, take 77 until the town of Hartlett, make a right to stay on 77, and then make a left at Guidestones Rd. After two hours you’ll be there. Driving up to the site, it’s kind of surprising because you turn off the main road, drive for about a second on dirt, and then it’s there on your right (you can see the drive up in the video.)
They’re just… there.
That upside down star in the circle in the photo is an act of vandalism and not a part of the original design. There’s actually quite a bit of the stuff, written all over the granite. At least they cleaned up the red spray paint – and now it’s just a big spill of resin on one side, and then various marker writings – mostly from religious folk quoting the bible or writing some other Christians at War nonsense. The other half of the vandalism are from people against the ‘New World Order.’ – See this Wired Magazine Article.
This video is around 3 minutes – we probably spent a total of 15 minutes at the site. It’s not an ‘energy center’ and the site doesn’t really have any meaning – so once you’ve seen the big slabs of granite, there isn’t any reason to stick around. They’re cool enough – but if it wasn’t for the fact that we LOVE road trips (even ones to the middle of nowhere) – it would’ve been a waste of time.
We checked out the town of Elberton (where the stones are) – and it was dead, and then so was Hartwell (the town just before Elberton). It was Sunday so we couldn’t even find a country bbq shack that was open out there.
The video taken while at the site was with my Zi6 attached to the hot shoe attachment on top of my Nikon D40 – so I was just recording while I was taking photos which is why it moves around like that.
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