Mark Horton wrote:
> I thought it was a rather good description of the site, now the tunnel
> has been cancelled, so that millions of tourists dont need to visit the
> site at all, but can view the rockery at 70 mph, as they zoom by. It is
> the Stonehenge that we deserve, and the comment was of course quite
> deliberate!! At least the managers of Giza and Petra dont have a major
> trunk road running through their world heritage sites.
> Best wishes,
if an alien from another dimension were to visit the world in a 1000
years hence and look at the few million primitive people living in their
wooden houses and cooking on wood stoves, which would they marvel at
most? Stonehenge or the mysterious avenues of ditches and banks that
criss-cross the entire British isles where once there were motor cars.
Of all the monuments any civilisation of mankind has created it is the
road network, particularly those gigantic cuts through the earth like
the M62 crossing the Pennines, that will be the most impressive to
So perhaps we should be trying to conserve the A roads not Stonehenge?
> On 30 Jul 2008, at 00:18, Chris Walker wrote:
>> OK. Stonehenge is not as impressive as Avebury.
>> Aubrey wrote that Avebury "does as much exceed in greatness the so
>> Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church." ...
>> But a 'Rockery'?
>> The whole landscape of the area?
>> Horton, explain yourself!!!