Bamahenge (Elberta, Alabama)


In a clearing of pine trees some 600 feet (183 meters) from the entrance to a marina on the Gulf Coast of Elberta, Alabama, there is a remarkably unrealistic recreation of the world famous ancient Stonehenge structure.  Created by artist Mark Cline, Bamahenge was the brainchild of local donor George Barber.

Bamahenge sits with no explanation as to its origin, and no markers to let people know they are not in England.  If it weren’t for the tropical heat and mosquitoes anyone might be confused, especially if they’d had a few cocktails while spending the day boating.

Bamahenge is 21 feet (6.4 meters) tall and 104 feet (31.7 meters) across, and like the original is aligned with the summer solstice.  Unlike the original this one is made of Styrofoam and fiberglass that has been hurricane proofed with telephone poles set in concrete.