Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ziara ya kushtukiza ya Rais Obama

End of a long  day: Jokes  circulated that the President had met 'a bunch of immovable objects with no clear purpose'... and then visited Stonehenge. The Nato summit was held amid escalating threats by Islamic StateLandmark: Stonehenge had an unexpected guest tonight in the form of U.S. President Barack Obama
It is one of the world's most famous ancient sites.

And tonight it seemed Barack Obama could not resist a chance to see Stonehenge for himself - ordering his helicopter to make an unscheduled stop on his return home from the Nato summit.

After flying out of Newport in south Wales, Marine One made an unannounced landing at Boscombe Down Airbase in Wiltshire.

 The President's motorcade then weaved its way for 20 minutes across Salisbury Plain, to the amazement of passing drivers.

Under grey skies, the President then embarked on tour of the prehistoric stone circle and henge with Heather Sebire, the curator of the site for English Heritage.

Dwarfed by history: The President was given privileged access to wander among the stones themselves¿How cool is this? Spectacular!¿ the president exclaimed as he was afforded privileged access to the ancient sarsen stones themselves. He was later heard to say he had wanted to 'knock Stonehenge off my bucket list'
Curious: The President asked several questions about the origin of the henge and its original functionFeeling Presidential: The remaining sandstone blocks have stood upright for thousands of yearsTime for a photo: The 4,000-year-old stones on Salisbury Plain are rarely accessible to the public
‘How cool is this? Spectacular!’ the president exclaimed as he was afforded privileged access to the ancient sarsen stones themselves.

Mr Obama later said he had wanted to ‘knock Stonehenge off my bucket list’.
The visit was a shock for locals including Janice Raffle, 35, who lives a mile away from the ancient monument.
Nice to meet you! The President shook hands with the family after the unexpected landing by his helicopterRemember to take a photo: The family captured the moment - but one of Mrs Raffle's sons wasn't botheredA moment they'll never forget: The family were stuck at a fence - but a good-natured Obama  wandered over to say hello. Mrs Raffle told ITV News: 'I squealed like a teenager! You'd think I would know better'
Inspired by rumours that the President had landed, she and her husband James walked across fields towards the ancient monument with their three sons aged two, six and seven.

Uploading photographs of Obama's motorcade to Twitter, the family were at first stuck at a fence.

But a good-natured Obama then wandered over to where they were standing and said hello - even agreeing to pose for a family photo taken on her phone.

Heather Sebire, English Heritage¿s Stonehenge curator, said: 'It was a beautiful still evening and it was a privilege to show the U.S. President around this unique monument which continues to inspire and intrigue'Daily Mail

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