The Other Half of Whatsit…

photo by Jacobo Fraga

We wanted to tell you about the Heritage Journal posting the second half of their article about us, but frankly we can’t be arsed. We are feeling indifferent, lethargic, apathetic… Hmm, it appears there are quite a few of these in the thesaurus. We may as well spread them out.

It is not as if it is the greatest article in the history of the world, or that it is going to rocket us to stardom so we can tell the world how henging can cure cancer, bring world peace, end poverty and oppression, save the environment, ease your digestion, make old people look and feel young again, and almost make your family gatherings bearable (some things even henging can’t solve completely!). It’s not as if we are even now taking out huge loans based on our projected fame and fortune as a result of this article…*sigh* *shrug*

WRONG!!!!1! Grab our coattails, Gentle Readers, because we are soaring to the stars and we need you along as ballast, no, no, we mean as our entourage! This is it–the greatest occurrence since the Big Bang. Go buy that backhoe and start building your Stonehenge replicas now. We are the next big thing. <obligatory humility> But we don’t want to toot our own horn or anything. </obligatory humility> Wink, wink.

No one saw us coming. We are the Frodo Baggins of the blogosphere. So read the article, tell all of your hobbit friends (but watch the hyperbole!), and be ready for change on a global scale.

And until next time, of course, happy henging!

So Exciting We Forgot to Post a Title!

photo from the Taipei public art site

We like to recommend any interesting, well-written articles that come along, especially, of course, if they have to do with Stonehenge replicas and even more so if… Oh, WTF  (that stands for “What the hell” in computer hieroglyphs), we’ll just come out and say it–SOMEONE POSTED AN ARTICLE ABOUT US!!!!!1!!

Heritage Action–the brilliant British one, not the scary right wing USAnian one– posted the first part of a two-part article about the Clonehenge blog, and it was basically nicked from a private email we sent to Nigel Swift, but with our happy permission.  You may read it here.

What’s that you say? You think we linked to it too many times in this post? Well, you’re actually lucky we didn’t make each word in this post a separate link to the article. We considered it, but luckily and unsurprisingly we are far too lazy! So there.

Our thanks to Nigel Swift and Heritage Action. When the second half of the article comes out, we will try to announce it in a more mature and decorous manner.  Ahem. And until next time, happy henging!

BBC Stonehenge Replica Department Reports on Achill Henge

Stonehenge replicas making the news again, this time at the BBC. We have done several (some might say enough) posts on the mysterious henge at Achill in Ireland, starting with this one. We’re still curious to see what he meant to put in the center. Regardless of what happens, we love seeing Stonehenge replicas in the news. Just last month, Carhenge got its picture in Fortean Times Magazine!

Henging is coming up in the world. Make one yourself and have it featured here: your number one source for all things henging: Clonehenge the blog about Stonehenge replicas hither and yon.

We kid you not!

[P.S.:  Shouldn’t the Beeb be throwing us a little sugar for the research they borrowed for that unusual Stonehenge replica sidebar? Just lookin’ for our propers, folks!]

Bandage Henge 2.0: Anatomically Correct Medi-lithic Site!

photo and henging by Kirsten Shield

Back on January 27, we received the photo on the left with this explanation: “G’day [Clonehenge], After a particularly stressful day in the Burns Unit I was restocking bandages when the different sizes reminded me of the uprights with the lintels. Next thing I knew I had a Henge on my hands!” Of course she was being metaphorical (mediphorical?). It wasn’t on her hands, but was, as we can see, in the Clean Area.

If we had received that henge photo two days earlier, even as elementary as it was we might nonetheless have posted it immediately as it seemed like the perfect thing for Burns Night. Alas, it was not to be! By the time we received it, it was too late for us to delight in yet another dreadful pun for the blog.

The letter, however, also contained this glint of hope: “I plan to do a proper and anatomically correct Bandage Henge in the near future. ” and it was signed, Kirsten, Brisbane Australia. Well, we have now received Kirstenhenge 2.0 and we have to say that it is the nicest bandage henge anyone ever sent to us.

Interestingly, Kirsten confesses that instead of Stonehenge itself or a plan of it, she used as a model for her bandage henge Brock Davis’s brilliant rice krispy henge (or rice krispyhenge) that we posted for New Year’s and that was since featured on National Public Radio in the States. We love when Stonehenge replicas make the news!

The result is admirable, as you can see in the top picture and the one to the left. No, the inner trilithon horse shoe does not quite open to the three-lintel sequence in the outer circle, but, hey–she was working from a photo of a tiny inaccurate model. Other than that it is quite well done.

What concerns us slightly is the doors in the background. In what room did she set out her carefully crafted henge? We have an image of a coma patient spread out on a bed behind her as she takes the photograph. Anything for art, and especially henging!

Score: 7 druids! It is clear that this was a labour of love. LOVE! that is the word of the day. Happy Valentine’s Day to all, with or without a real lover. We all know you singles have your dreams and fantasies. You may be doing as well or better than many who face the challenge of the real thing (our own partner, for example, has us to put up with…).

You know what your Valentine wants: a Stonehenge replica, of course! Make it from biscuits or chocolate candies. Hide that ring and its glittering rock among the stones. There are few things more romantic and at the same time subliminally sexual than that shaft of light streaming in between a pair of uprights! If you make one, send us pictures. Of the henge only, please. There are plenty of sites for those other photos.

And so to all, happy henging!