The Mercury News

News of the weird


Failed idea

Folks in London are royally unimpresse­d with the city’s newest “attraction,” the $3 million Marble Arch Mound, The Washington Post reported. The 82-foot-high pile of mud was intended to attract tourists viewing the Marble Arch, a 19th-century monument near Hyde Park, and offer “striking views of the city.” Now, as visitors call it a “monstrosit­y” and “the worst thing I’ve ever done in London,” officials are offering patrons their entrance fee (about $11) back. The City of Westminste­r Council closed the venue until further notice.

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