|Originates from||Starlight Image Agency|
|Taken||November 12, 1989|
|Location||Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom|
|License type||Rights-managed (no longer commerically available)|
|File type||JPEG (.jpg)|
Stonehenge is a wallpaper included in Windows XP, licensed from Corbis. It was taken by Roger Ressmeyer on November 12, 1989, who also took Radiance and Windows 2000's Solar Eclipse. It depicts the monument Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom at night, despite the sky looking rather clear.
Stonehenge was part of a series of photos, which included ones that are more obviously at night, as well as a very similar but slightly brighter shot titled Stonehenge by Moonlight. It is also worth noting that the Getty Images versions of the images are noticeably brighter looking compared to the original Corbis version used in XP, so they were likely rescanned by Getty after VCG acquired Corbis in 2016; Getty maintain physical archives on their behalf. All images in the series became restricted assets on Getty in early 2020 when it discontinued rights-managed licensing in favor of royalty free licensing; they were not converted to royalty free, so they were taken down in late 2020.
A 1280px version of the original image.
A very similar version titled Stonehenge by Moonlight.
Getty Images' rescanned version of Stonehenge by Moonlight, c. 2016
An alternate shot titled Red Sky over Stonehenge.
Names in other languages
This section is incomplete. If you have any other translations, please add them.
The name is the same in all languages that use the Latin alphabet, as it is a proper noun.
- The name used in the Simplified Chinese version would be adopted for the place in the same language after voting by the public of China as part of "GREAT Names for GREAT Britain", a campaign by VisitBritain that took place in 2015.
- Rennie, Alex (February 17, 2015). New name for Stonehenge. Salisbury Journal.
- Getty Images page (archived)