Inspired by the majesty, nay, the magnificence, of Seanhenge, I felt I must reveal to the world The Circle of Doubt, which was constructed by my partner several years ago on the grounds of her parents' house. A spiral path (like a question mark) leads you into a circle of seven granite stones which surround a slab of Portland stone, on which is inscribed the phrase "Only in Shaddowe can There be Light", a quote from architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. The Portland stone (which was used to build Hawksmoor's churches) was originally pale grey, but has discoloured and darkened significantly over the years. When the sun sets, the shadow of the stones crosses the slab (a deliberate feature). If you stand on the slab at this point and make a wish, well, nothing will happen, but the view of the sunset over the distant mountains is spectacular.
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