England: Everybody must get stoned

from The New Zealand Herald

By Graham Reid

 12:00 PM Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
Graham Reid visits a place of worship and wonder on windswept Salisbury Plain.

A couple of years ago when English Heritage was again getting fretful over the increasing number of tourists arriving at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, a wag wrote a pithy one-liner to a major daily.

If whoever erected those monolithic stones was so smart, he asked, why did they build it near a motorway?

Certainly if you wander around the site in Wiltshire of this mysterious and imposing prehistoric monument to whatever, the drone and hiss of cars is audible. The A303 and A344 run near the stone circles, and on any given day the carpark disgorges busloads of visitors. . . . Read Complete Report

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