Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Dark Hedges - an abuse of heritage 2?

Stephen Dickey has just sent me a link to his recent blog. Here's a snippet:

"The photograph at the top of this page is the latest 'disaster' to be inflicted on this beautiful road. Not only is the white line down the middle of the road the visual equivalent of graffiti on a beautiful building, but look at how the new road surface encroaches on the base of the trees. It beggars belief that someone signed off on this decision. I know I'm not the only person thinking "what an idiot!"  I realise that it is much easier to to critisise decisions from the sidelines than to make them whilst following rules and regulations, but is this really the best we can do?"

Storm Gertrude levels trees at famed beauty spot Dark Hedges

Outrage over Dark Hedges work

8 August 2010

Red-faced roads officials have admitted white line markings were mistakenly painted under the famous 'Dark Hedges' trees in Northern Ireland - dramatically altering the view of the hugely popular natural wonder.

The lines should be erased within a day or two - but it seems part of the verges has gone.

Added February 10

Blasting the line away

Under close media scutiny

Some wear and tear

Major wear and tear

Road repairs encroaching on the verge