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Is nothing sacred?

Those generally amiable - but in this case - villainous Canadians are pillaging our culture for pleasure and profit:


"The 3,450-person town of Barriere, B.C., has set its sights on building an exact replica of the storied British attraction – one that matches the real Stonehenge in size and painstaking orientation to the skies...The hopes in this case are not as much to track the heavenly orbs for religious rites but to attract tourists. Barriere depends on the local sawmill for its economic engine and has been hit by successive disasters over the past several years...They don't have a budget, a blueprint or a business model. They don't know where the funding will come from, although they're hopeful the provincial government and some tourism funds will pitch in. The latest debate is whether to go traditional, with concrete stones, or for a distinctly Canadian look: A Stonehenge built entirely of wood ravaged by pine beetles". 

A quick look at maps of the place suggests that it has rather more dramatic scenery than Salisbury Plain, so I can't help feeling that it just will not work.  Anyway, all faux outrage to one side, I can't really see that they will be doing much harm to the Wiltshire tourist trade, so good luck to them. 

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:31 am

http://www.astronomynz.org.nz/stonehenge/index.php  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:09 pm

"although they're hopeful the provincial government and some tourism funds will pitch in."

Bad luck to them.

Brian, follower of Deornoth  



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