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Saturday, September 06, 2008

September Quiz


It is quiz time again.

What is, or rather was, this?

There probably wasn't as much (if any) grass nor trees around when this place was working.

Answer in a week's time and I may give out some prizes to correct, near correct or amusing answers.

24 comments:

marley said...

I'll guess an outdoor swimming pool.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" guesses that a millstone was here.

Wayne said...

For the moment I'm going with....a foundation. I think Louis is onto something. 'Wayne' guesses, windmill since there doesn't seem to be a river or stream nearby. But then, it might have been a sort of pen. Nope I'm sticking with.......wait, maybe the foundation of a kiln? Was it a kiln Gerald?

How many guesses do we get?

If I come up with a witty answer I'll be back.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

my guess is that it may have been a well

Chadders said...

Is it an old railway turntable? It looks like the one on the old Godley - Apethorn line.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i have just watched a bbc video of a giant spider waking up in liverpool: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/merseyside/7599960.stm
forgive me for asking, but was it really snowing at this time of year?

Meead S. said...

Water storage or a fountain.

Max-e said...

Hi Gerald, the first thing that came to mind was a giant's water well that has filled in over time.
How about a threshing floor?

Z said...

Roman amphitheatre.

Lew said...

It looks like some of the berms near Stonehenge, but I will guess it was a fire pit where some ancient tribe gathered.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I read through the comments and I agree with Chadders that it is a railway turntable, I thought that before reading any comments.
My Skywatch is up, a bit late.

Tash said...

I think it was a Roman bath. (the "working" in your description is making me wonder though) - can't wait to find out it's history.

joe king said...

Is it a council Maze? They blindfold prospective workers - take them to the middle, they then they have two hours to find their way out, those that fail normally become white van drivers.

alice said...

I know what is was! The place where witches were getting together on full moon nights!

Lynette said...

The floor inside the foundation appears to have originally been lower than the surrounding ground, and I wonder if that has any bearing on what this was. I'm guessing a home, and the lower floor allows for a better temperature during the colder months.

Lynette said...

Now for my silly answer. Those crop circle folks started out with stone circles and realized it was too much work for them to continue in that way, so they headed for the fields.

Kate said...

I wonder if this is the remains of an ancient labryinth, used for prayer and reflection?

Capt. Ben said...

No trees or grass when it was working, eh?... I'm guessing that is a clue, but not sure how.

Anyway, I'm guessing it is a Keep, as in a castle's keep. Full of the mesne's gold and valuable crops.

babooshka said...

Well It's so obvious. It and elephants birthing pool. Has no one ever seen one before?

PJ said...

At first I thought there might be a labyrinth in there but then I took a closer look. I'll be honest, I haven't a clue.

Bergson said...

an arena for combat rabbits

Ming the Merciless said...

It's an ancient sacrificial site where young virgins were offered to the Gods for a good year's harvest.

Okay, I think I've watched too many horror movies.

Barbara Rahal said...

mm that was a very very old open theater??....

Swizz said...

I'm with Chadders also Gerald - although i'm sure the turntable in Godley is brick rather than stone.
This is going to take a recce on the pushbike to find out - or would that be cheating??? ;>)

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