Stone-Henge is an example of “landscape folly”, a landscape folly is an ornamental construction placed in a landscape setting. The folly has no purpose other than ornament which creates an emotional response in the beholder, to stimulate amusement beholder, to produce wonder. The characteristics are such that they are buildings rather then sculpture, a folly is not a sculptural piece, but is to appear as having some function or use as a building construction, this character is often disguised, as the folly represents a form of trickery which is given the name “mystery”. Follies are deliberately built, they are not restorations. Much planning and design goes into the design and construction of a folly and they can be constructed in very grandiose styles on very large scales. Follies appear unusual, eccentric and conspicuous in their landscape setting, they are placed in such a way as to appear unusual, eccentric and conspicuous. There is an element of fakery in their design and construction, fakery is a part of the design and construction project brief – fakery is to be involved to achieve a greater wonderment effect on the beholder, the prime example of this is what is called a “sham ruin”, which is a folly that pretends that it is an old building, but it was actually constructed just to look old; it is a sham, a ruin that is constructed as a ruin just to serve the element of the fakery brief….This is a very common practice worldwide. The commission brief for such public works as follies is described as “public amusements”. Follies began in 16th Century Germany as “Roman ruins” and have evolved from there, they are now common place and widespread and very profitable as “tourist attractions”.
Salisbury Plain in 1950, before the erection of Stone-Henge landscape folly. Surveying and site preparations and marking out for stage one of construction.
Construction begins. In the photograph one can see that the workers are primitive sun-worshippers from 3000 years ago that have been magically transported into the 1950’s, the work is overseen by ancient Druids, in modern garb. LOL.
How did they build it, this ancient British mystery monument? With modern cranes, trucks and machinery. How else do you think they did it?
The stones are not even real, and they are hollow, the construction technique is from the 1950’s and was carried out by the British Office of Public Works.
The accountants had already figured that the Folly would pay for itself with 10 years, after that it would be all profit! All was needed was a ticketing booth and a cash register!
Yep, that’s premix concrete, how else would the concrete footings be poured? I did not know they had denim jeans in the ancient druid days, how strange and mysterious, I feel so nostalgic and emotional responsive to it all – the Ancient Days of Yore brings a little tear to my eye, I guess that is what it means to be a Pleb.
Stone Henge is owned by the British Crown and is a World Heritage Site as listed by UNESCO, so you can be 100% sure that everything they tell you is the absolute truth, they would never lie to the Plebs.
Ahh so that is how it was aligned, with surveying equipment, or is the man in the photo actually an ancient Druid, far more advanced than us today, who magically transported himself into the 1950s and then dressed up in modern garb and then taught the British Office of Public Works how to construct?
Witnessed by thousands of people, and yet they still believe it is ancient. Fakery and Trickery was the brief and the brief was met.
Instant lichen and moss just apply several liberal coats of stale milk.
What’s going on here? A plaster-cast moulding?….Ancient druids perhaps? Why are they wearing jeans and smoking pipes I ask?