A conversation arose at some point in the evening last night about a Canadian friend of mine coming to visit me in the UK, as is customary when one has a friend visiting from another country, I asked if there was anything he particularly wanted to see during visit. His answer? Stone Henge.
Thus, I started to look at it’s exact location and the possible ways to get there (nearest train station, etc). This search first brought me to the official website of Stone Henge – where not only did I find out it’s location but the times it opens and the entry fee as well.
Seriously? I know it’s protected but opening times and entry fees? Come on! It’s in a field! And although yes it’s protected it hardly requires any maintenance, it’s been stood there for hundreds of years for crying out loud!
On a more serious note, it is somewhere I want to visit but I’m saddened that it’s not an attraction in it’s own right and people seek to make money off it. It’s one of those things that should be protected, but people are able to stumble upon in their travels around the countryside. Enjoy in all it’s glory not waiting in line at some ticket booth.
Is nothing magical anymore? Nothing left to discover without another human being offering you a ticket to it as if it were some sort of theme park?
When you get off your ass and build a momentum like this, using only the tools available to the people who build this, then and only then you will have the right to sell the discovery, the magic and build a ticket booth.