Traditionally in all BBMag editions we start our publications with two amazing double-page images promoting the United Kingdom and Latin America, and on our 2021 edition 3 we show Patagonia in South America and Stonehenge in England.
Caves of Marble – Patagonia
This national sanctuary in Chile is located on the shores of Lake General Carrera, the second largest in South America, in the Aysén region. The lake extends into Argentina, where it is called Lake Buenos Aires.
The natural landscape, which includes caves and islets, was created over the millennia by the lake’s natural forces, and the weathered rocks originate from the Upper Paleozoic period—more than 300 million years ago.
These rocks, mostly white in colour, appear as if folded into an intricate design. The lake’s crystal blue waters reflect this hue throughout the site.
Stonehenge – England
Shrouded in mystery and mysticism, Stonehenge is one of the most visited places in the UK.
Located in the southwest of England, less than 20 minutes from Salisbury, it is made up of 100 huge stones—some weighing up to 50 tons and reaching 5m in height—set in a circular pattern.
It is believed that the site dates to the Neolithic period, more than five thousand years ago. Current theories suggest that Stonehenge was of great significance for astronomical discovery and the observation of eclipses, equinoxes and solstices, and religious ceremonies. It has been a World Heritage Site since 1986.