Without any visitors currently, iconic sites across the world stand alone. Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England is one of them. While we’re all on lockdown during this pandemic, some are still tasked with the maintenance, upkeep and security of the 5000-year-old stones.
An exhibition marking 100 years of public ownership of the monument also features a photo from Martin Parr of a couple taking a selfie.
Thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise and celebrate Summer Solstice on the longest day of the year. Summer solstice takes place when one of the earth's poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun, and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.
Today is the shortest day of the year, with less than eight hours of sunlight for people in the UK. The “winter solstice” is celebrated by many, with revellers flocking to Stonehenge to mark the Midwinter point when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky.
Get ready for the shortest day of the year.
One attendee was arrested for trying to sell a police officer drugs.