Hopkinton State Park (MA.) Stone Ruins Pt. 2
This well- put- together cairn obviously also represents an effigy, with a very well-placed and well-defined head-stone with eye socket and mouth slit having been worked out. Perhaps turtle, fish, or bird-like, although it seems more turtle-like. [Note: One might even go so far as to say that it looks "Sphinx-like" in which case we have what should be considered "national treasures" (or at least respected as such) right here in Massachusetts]:
Close-up of the head stone which was placed tilting upwards. Very gentle and dignified:
Another similar cairn in slightly rougher shape with a similar head-stone, with the eye-socket and mouth slit worked out on the head stone. This one is looking more straight-forward:
The head-stone of this cairn looks to be a human face profile wearing a head-dress:
Another cairn that looks very structural in it's design. A:
Large cairn/ stone ruins in the background:
Close-up of the large cairn:
Some of these reminded me of the same kinds of cairns found along the hill-side by Echo Lake that I covered the other month.
Part 3 of Hopkinton State Park coming soon.