Stonehenge knockoffs

Despite its lonely and mysterious image, Stonehenge is far from unique. The famous standing stone circle in the west of England has solid homegrown and trans-Atlantic competition in a swathe of forms and materials. David Wilson maps out the monuments that define the alternate “Stonehenge” universe. Read more at ninemsn……/stonehenge-knock-offs

Princess Di’s Britain

Rumour has it that Prince William chose to wed Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey instead of St Paul’s Cathedral for an eerie reason. He did not want to be reminded of the doomed 1981 marriage between his father, Prince Charles, and Lady Diana. But Princess Di’s memory lives on. Come on a tour of some places hauntingly linked with the “people’s princess” once the world’s most photographed woman.  See the ninemsn slideshow…

Supernatural vision

Giant killers, angels and ghosts are just part of the charm of St Michael’s Mount, writes David Wilson.

In England, if you head for the Cornish coast, five kilometres east of the town of Penzance, you will find what enthusiasts call the jewel of Cornwall: St Michael’s Mount.

This 8.5-hectare island is small enough to take in easily, but also dramatic, thanks to the castle perched on top. Approached by ferry at high tide and causeway at low tide, the mount, which is essentially a granite crag rearing out of the sea, has hidden depths. Read more at the Brisbane Times…