Crossing Routes

Blogging Europe


It’s the end of April and I am joining a blog tour along the route of megaliths, in north-west Europe. A question arises in my mind: why should a traveller prefer a tour among huge rocks scattered in green meadows, ancient woods and small rural villages, instead of a romantic week end in an European capital or a relaxing cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. The answer isn’t that obvious and it can’t be the same for...

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A stone is forever

A stone is forever


Posted By on May 16, 2014

The “Brutkamp” in Albersdorf, has a very huge cupstone and it is lying alone in a glade among residencial houses Climb a tree and almost falling from it to take a better picture I am sure there’s life in these stones… On 27 April 2014, the “Megalithic culture bicycle route” was officially opened in Germany with three events organised in three different places (one in the Osnabrück region, one in the Emsland...

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You might be interested in following the Megalithic cultural route, and discover about our ancestors’ rituals and learn more about the tombs. But the beauty of the European cultural routes also lies in the fact that many are intertwined and one path would lead you to discover something new but unrelated. This not only breaks from the monotony of seeing the same thing, but also lets you stray away from your original path and...

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As with most ancient monuments and structures that are found in modern days, and with the lack of written documents to explain the use of these structures, legends and stories start to emerge, adding to the mystery of the places. When the tombs were first found in the Netherlands, nobody really knew who built them and what their purpose was. In the 17th century, Johan Picardt, a vicar from Coevorden, came up with the theory that these...

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Romantic Megalithic Spots

Romantic Megalithic Spots


Posted By on May 15, 2014

This beautiful spot with a twisted old tree is located near the town of Borger in the Netherlands, which is known for it’s high concentration of Megalithic burial grounds. The big rocks under the tree are parts of a small Megalithic burial mound that was partially destroyed by locals in the past. Without any specific regulations protecting those structures, the rocks were broken down to smaller pieces and sold to build the dykes...

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Mysteries of the Megaliths

Mysteries of the Megaliths


Posted By on May 14, 2014

Today a lot of the original dolmens in the Netherlands/northern-Germany are lost. Many were used in making the dikes which now protect the Netherlands from the sea. Others where demolished and sold for other purposes. It’s sad that such an big, yet kind of unknown, part of our cultural history has been lost, and it sheds light on how important this new Megalithic Routes project is. After all – the megalithic sites are some...

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Meet bloggers discovering Megalithic

Renate Sandvik is travel blogger from Norway, with a serious case of wanderlust and passion for culture, history and photography.

Renate writes the blog Randombloggen, where she tells the tales of her journeys across the globe from near and afar.

She gossip about the places she has been, share where the road is going next, and dream about where she hopes to one day go.Renate has been in over 60 countries on 5 different continents, and the list continues to grow.

For the Megalithic Blogger Experience she will be also reporting for The Fairytale Traveler.

(www.gossipgirlworld.blogg.no)

Daniel Nahabedian, formerly an HR officer, successfully switched careers and nowadays working as full-time freelance travel photographer.

His work has appeared in various online and print publications such as Matador Network, AFAR, the Smithsonian and Makeshift magazine. His passion and authority also got him invited to speak about photography at TBEX in Dublin, and TBDI in Italy.

When not travelling he pursue personal projects, teaches photography and post-processing or you can find him in Granada, Spain, posting photos and tutorials on his website while enjoying tapas and the laid-back Spanish lifestyle.

(www.canvas-of-light.com)

Renato La Monica is photographer, video-maker assistant and travel writer. "Napoletano" but citizen of the world. A boundless passion for travel and discovery, in an endless and spasmodic search for beauty.

He has been involved in destination promotion projects such as Discover Azores and Italian Dreamtime.

For the Megalithic Blogger experience he will be also reporting for invasionidigitali.it/eng as a digital invader

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