Saturday, 8 December 2012

An Imprecise Resemblance

Eileen has been roaring with laughter and appreciating the ingenuity - as she sees it - of a blog that Gurdur recommended to her, dedicated to the various replica Stonehenges around the world.

I say "replica" and "roaring with laughter". I am as fond of a laugh as the next man - especially if I am standing next to Drayton Parslow. However this blog, "Clonehenge", is a cause of sadness, not joy. The measurements are clearly approximate. These are not true scale models. They are just lumps of stuff assembled in an approximately Stonehenge-ish way. I expect the Sun does not even rise in a special way on the Summer Solstice - except by mistake. Few of them have any kind of hint of the existence of the Bluestones. And don't even get me started on the fact that they don't even have ditches or banks - or that Stonehenge itself is not a henge.

However, Dear Readers, there may be the chance for restoration. I note that Clonehenge has a competition to produce a "replica Stonenehenge" before the Winter Solstice. Please - get out there, dig ditches, align stones and produce trilithons. Generally just make Stonehenge replicas to your hearts' contents. But please - try and get the scale right?

1 comment :

  1. I can see we're going to have to rename the ancient circular fortification of houses on The Ridge at Chipping Sodbury the Sodbury Henge


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