xoxoxoBruce Sunday Aug 10 04:02 AM
August 10, 2008: War of the Worlds
Woking, England, is H.G. Wellsí hometown, and the area in which the first martian "Cylinder" landed, in Wells' War of the Worlds.
xiphos Sunday Aug 10 01:05 PM
They could've made it look a lot cooler, but I loved the book and next time I'm around Woking I'll check this out.
birdclaw Sunday Aug 10 01:06 PM
Sure doesn't look like much of a tourist attraction to me. It doesn't look like much at all really.
Ibby Sunday Aug 10 01:34 PM
DanaC Sunday Aug 10 03:25 PM
I doubt it's so much a tourist attraction, as it is a piece of artistic branding and an exercise in civic pride. The area will attract its share of tourists because of WotW, and little details like that help add to the atmosphere. Mainly though, this sort of thing is usually about the feel good factor for the citizenry. I wouldn't be suprised if it had lottery funding.
ZenGum Monday Aug 11 01:26 AM
SPUCK Monday Aug 11 04:49 AM
I like it, though I don't remember the original cylinders..
Sundae Monday Aug 11 06:28 AM
Hertzie Monday Aug 11 07:04 AM
All I can say is that had better turn into a street light at night
sweetwater Monday Aug 11 08:40 AM
It would make a perfect place for a security camera, but I think it's whimsical. If not a tourist attraction, then at least it is a photo opportunity for any who pass by.