Eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth II have been projected onto Stonehenge to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
The different pictures show the Queen during each decade of her reign, starting with her coronation and moving through towards the present day. The second image shows the Queen on horseback, while the fourth pictures her walking one of her famous corgis.
But the decision to cover one of the UK’s most famous landmarks with its longest-serving monarch has generated mixed feedback. Stonehenge called the installation ‘spellbounding’ and some Twitter users agreed.
— Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge) May 30, 2022
More, however, seem to have fallen on the side of disapproval. Some are drawing comparisons between the ancient monument and the role of the royal family in the modern world, while others object to covering the world heritage site – which aligns itself with the summer solstice – with pictures of the Queen.
Something ancient and now pointless that we keep under the guise of tourism, projected onto stone henge
— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) May 30, 2022
Stonehenge is now well protected and members of the public cannot touch the stones, which have stood on Salisbury Plain for approximately 5,000 years and remain shrouded in mystery.