|corner of federal highway and macs reef road, bywong, nsw
|Just Druid: the Wallaces are building their own Stonehenge
IT SOUNDS like a scene straight out of the 1984 cult classic film This is Spinal Tap - Bywong property owners Robbie and Tracey Wallace have begun constructing a scaled down replica of Stonehenge on their property just off the Federal Highway outside Canberra.
Source: The Canberra Times
STONEHENGE IN CANBERRA
If, for example, you happened to drive out of Canberra on the Federal Highway and turn right onto Macs Reef Road you'd see a replica Stonehenge poised on a crest to your left.
Unlike the real Stonehenge, it isn't 5000 years old.
This one was built by Robbie and Tracey Wallace on their farm. The pair started it in May this year and finished it a month later.
Robbie is in the earthmoving business. He was cleaning up a property at Hall when he came across these unusual blue limestone rocks.
Tracey said when she got a phone call from Robbie, she immediately loved the idea.
"As soon as he said it I thought 'what a great idea' and as soon as I came home and actually saw the rocks I just thought it's perfect because they are literally the same as ones in Stonehenge, " she said.
Even though the rocks in the Sutton Stonehenge are smaller than those in the original monument, Robbie said it was still a huge effort to get them into place and it took many trips back and forth with heavy machinery.
Tracey did most of the planning for 'The Henge' using drawings from the layout of the real Stonehenge.
And on the subject of creativity, the pair love photographing The Henge at different times of day. Most of the images you see here are theirs.
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