Mar 27, 2008 - quirky    No Comments

I am doing it because I can

Rich men are eccentric and one of such rich eccentric men have decided that he wants a replica of Stonehenge in his country so he is building one.

Ross Smith hopes the monument will be ready in time for Australia‘s next summer solstice, on December 21.

“I’m doing it because I can,” said Mr Smith, who plans to reconstruct the ancient monument on land he owns in the MargaretRiver region of Western Australia.

“Nowhere in the world has a complete Stonehenge been built.”

The structure will be made with 2,500 tonnes of granite quarried from Esperance, on Western Australia‘s south coast.

The £700,000 project, to be called The Henge, will include 101 granite stones arranged in an inner and outer circle and a central altar.

Mr Smith, the former owner of a successful microbrewery, said The Henge would be a business venture, to be hired out for weddings and other events.

I totally love this dude’s attitude. He is doing it because he can, no arguments and explanations given.

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