Joker's Bottle of Frogs

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As seen from the rail-head at the channel tunnel.
I seem to remember there was some controversy about this a couple of years ago when it was first proposed, something about it disturbing the local fauna.
I couldn't imagine why then, still can't now.
Does anyone know?
4th Jun 2008, 13:51  


Geodyne says:

Lovely image.

How on earth could it disturb local fauna?! Unless they're art critics, of course....

4th Jun 2008, 14:38

factotum says:

Was local flora dug up to expose chalky soil underneath? Or buried in chalk? (I'm assuming it's chalk...)

4th Jun 2008, 15:55

where's its willy?

4th Jun 2008, 19:22

JokerXL says:

ParaB Behave!
I Googled it, it's not a chalk bank, they laid down a 420 meter "garden path" of chalk slabs.
The "green brigade" (and I'm a fully paid-up member of Greenpeace) won a European court injunction to get it stopped but they did it anyway. (?)
Apparently there were/are rare wild orchids in the area but the turf layer they excavated was carefully re-laid further along the bank and now there's a ruddy great fence to keep out vandals, which you would imagine could only be a positive thing for the flars!
Perhaps, indeed, the local rabbit population are a bit too art-critical to appreciate it fully and have left in a huff, but that can only be good for the orchids too.

4th Jun 2008, 19:38

HA! I thought you'd made it in photoshop...

5th Jun 2008, 05:32

The thumb nail makes it look like a witch on a broom stick.

5th Jun 2008, 09:34