In Florida they’re planning what could well be the most tasteful Stonehenge replica yet.
It’ll be 60 feet down in the ocean and will form an artificial reef next to a collection of existing ones in the form of sunken ships, army tanks, pieces of a passenger jet, radio towers and a cemetery modelled after the mythical Lost City of Atlantis. It will comprise 15,000 cubic feet of stone reinforced with fibreglass rods and will take up half an acre of ocean floor.
“We’re going to build it in its completed form — not in its current form where half of it is missing,” says the creator – but efforts are to be made to reflect the original – “the columns will be oriented just like the real things standing in the English countryside — lining up with the summer and winter solstices.”
It looks like it will get official approval. The Environmental Resources Management department (the local equivalent of English Heritage) are all for it although they “would like to see smaller enclosed spaces added to the collection of stone columns to create hiding places for smaller creatures such as lobsters and reef fish”.
We notice that an earlier reef, an Atlantis-like graveyard, was taken over by a cremation services company . It’s used for green burials and “local families dive the reef on a regular basis to visit their loved ones.”
Could this be a way forward in the ongoing calls for Druids to be buried at Stonehenge?