Full set of everything from the solstice this year collected at

Stonehenge 2004

http://tash.dns2go.com/xtra/stonehenge2004/index.htm

and last year.

http://tash.dns2go.com/xtra/stonehenge2003/index.htm

and on my PhotoBlog at:

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=141373

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=143062

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=143077

The pictures I’ve put up over the last few days, are of the celebration at Stonehenge. However, if you have followed the links in those posts, you will know something of the authorities nervousness about the potential re-establishment of the Peoples’ Free Festival of Albion at Stonehenge.

English Heritage – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2004 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND INFORMATION

These pictures take you from the last few moments of the gathering, through to the clearance.

Summer Solstice, Stonehenge 2004 :: Black and White work

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=143077

Have now also added scans of my colour slide work, in addition to that from a small digital camera, posted a few days ago.

Summer Solstice, Stonehenge 2004 :: Colour Slide work

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=143062

Pages on Indymedia at:

Tash Post – UK Indymedia Solstice Pictures 1, Stonehenge 2004

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293800.html

Tash Post – UK Indymedia Solstice Pictures 2, Stonehenge 2004

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293914.html

Tash Post – UK Indymedia Solstice Pictures 3, Stonehenge 2004

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293935.html

A jaunt out to another ‘Managed Access’ at Stonehenge, at the permission [and conditions] of English Heritage.

I had a nice time, met old friends and some weird and wonderful people, doing weird and wonderful things. BUT …. it is not as I would have it. The whole policing operation and security policy might seem a little ‘over the top’ for those just wanting to gather for an overnight party / celebration / homage. The operations are more intelligible though, if you have had any experience of the free festivals. In the names of Health & Safety, and Public Order, rules and regs are devised, together with the limits of stay, to stifle any possibility / attempt to re-establish

“The Peoples’ Free Festival of Albion at Stonehenge”

This place has such a history in recent times, that the public demand that there clearly is for a gathering at this time, that has been squashed by force. The police money continues to be spent to resist this idea. Now 20 years since the last proper event there and next year is 20 years since the Battle of the Beanfield http://tash.gn.apc.org/sh_bean.htm

Add it all together and the sum is huge. Other parts of the world hold events like this up to the world. The Kum Mella festival has 15 million participants every four years. The authorities plan for years and turn out in some force, BUT to help those gathering and to help enable the event. This country, well …..

More pictures from this set, on my PhotoBlog at:

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=141373

and on Indymedia at: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293800.html

Also pictures of last years events, on various sites:

UK Indymedia Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2003 Pictures

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/06/273217.html

PhotoBlog at:

http://tashcamuk.fotopages.com/?entry=4037

on my webserver:

Stonehenge Solstice 2003 :: http://tash.dns2go.com/xtra/stonehenge2003/index.htm

Further, a reminder to check out some earlier work, describing how we have arrived at this phase, in the story, The story so far .. .. ..

Stonehenge: http://tash.gn.apc.org/stones1.htm

Solstice Ritual: http://tash.gn.apc.org/solst_0.htm

[pdf version] http://tash.gn.apc.org/solstice.pdf

Beanfield: http://tash.gn.apc.org/sh_bean.htm

Operation Solstice: http://tash.gn.apc.org/op_solstice.htm

The Story so far: http://tash.gn.apc.org/history.htm

My Diary: http://tash.gn.apc.org/diary.htm

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