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An interesting piece by BuckyE though with respect to him I do not agree. Last year on Good Friday (returning from Somerset) we stopped off at Stonehenge for a bit. I'm not anti-tourist as I know what it feels like to long to visit a particular place while the practicalities of getting there sometimes means the tourist route is a means to end; on that particular day the Stonehenge experience was a dispiriting one (hopefully to be improved in the near future).

Visiting Boskawen-un earlier in the year by walking across fields, climbing over stone stiles, I had the experience most people here aspire to; the elements, remoteness, and a sense of walking in ancient footsteps (parts of Avebury still feel like that too).

Its easy to forget that to a large extent we live in a country where 'freedom to roam' is a given. Remember 2001 (six months before 9/11) the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in the name of their religion while the rest of the world looked on in disbelief.


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Posted by tjj
5th June 2010ce
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