A Sense of Foreboding at Stonehenge

I should have known when I saw this foreboding crow at Stonehenge that something was amiss.  Read on to the end to see what came to pass.
Despite this feeling, we marveled at the monument in the distance.
Sitting in a giant field in the middle of nowhere (about an hour outside Bath), Stonehenge brings to mind all sorts of questions.  What is it?  What was it for?  Who put it here and why?
We contemplated this along with a few other busloads of tourists (get there early to avoid the crowds!) as we slowly paraded around Stonehenge in the wind and even a bit of rain.
It was positively freezing with the biting wind so we picked up the pace a bit.
We completed our loop, admiring the monument from all sides.


The place is irresistible and just demands to be photographed!
Now for an explanation of the 'sense of foreboding' I felt when we arrived and what came to pass.  We spent about an hour exploring Stonehenge and then went back to the bus to meet up with the rest of our tour group.  We were one of the last few groups to arrive but there were still a few stragglers.  One of the people on the tour, a girl from China traveling alone arrived last.  She put her hand on the edge of the open door for a split second and at that very moment, the driver from the neighboring van forcefully opened his door without looking.  I'll spare you the details other than to say there was a lot of blood and our tour-mate had to go to the hospital to have her broken finger looked after.  I've never experienced anything like this before on a tour.  I asked our guide later if things like this happen on occasion and he told me it was the first time he'd seen anything like this freak accident happen in his 7+ years of leading tours.  You've got to hand it to the British though...  They made arrangements for our tour-mate to be taken to the hospital and then we simply kept calm and carried on almost as if nothing had happened.  Even so, I was certainly shaken up for the rest of the day (so American of me...).  I can only imagine what that girl must have felt or how scared she was being injured in a foreign country (I can imagine how I'd feel if something similar happened to me while traveling alone in China).  I hope she made it home safely in the end - we were all thinking of her and wishing her the best for a speedy recovery.

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