The world famous Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset is 55 meters tall and will be refurbished by volunteers over the next weeks. It has been a famous landmark of the area since the 17th century and is in need of re-chalking and polishing to restore it. The giant’s 11 meter erect penis also needs to be polished. Lucky giant.
It was last done in 2008, but since then the weather has taken its toll and weeds have started the grow on this piece of (probably) 17th century art, destroying its previously chalky outline. Tonnes of the white stuff have been extracted from a nearby quarry and will be tightly packed in by hand to the existing 460 meter outline of the figure to ensure it remains visible from far away.