Stonehenge book

Here’s an interesting tidbit about Stonehenge found in today’s Arts Journal: Daily Arts News:

Stonehenge Under Attack (For 150 Years) – Debate is roaring over a plan to redo the Stonehenge site to accomodate tourists. But photographs over the past 150 years show that successive generations have meddled with the site trying to make it more “user friendly.

This refers to an article in Guardian: Hundreds of photographs dating back 150 years show how the site has developed in new book: Stonehenge, A History in Photographs by Julian Richards. It is fascinating and appalling how much tourism has impacted on the site even so long ago.

I’d like to see these photos! And the numerous related links in this article will keep me busy. This is timely since a recent mention of Stonehenge in an article about endangered art.

November 22, 2004 in Books, Rock Art & Archaeology by Marja-Leena