I know money’s fun and all, but no need to go around ruining some of the most lovely natural preserves we have left in this country. I mean, c’mon! Things are already rough as it is out there. Now we have Sean Parker, the same guy who invented Napster, goin’ all up in this anciently beautiful Californian reserve and altering it permanently for his ONE wedding day. I’m sorry, but no. Even though it’s too late now, and Parker has paid his $2.5 million in dues, it still says something about how quick we are to brush matters like this off with a write-off.
The government released Parker’s case to the public, and damages to the Redwood forest were said to include artificial ponds, lighting installations, stone bridges, elevated platforms, shrubbery—I mean, as if Big Sur isn’t gorgeous enough? Here’s what it looked like before Parker and his crew decided to invade:
And here it is after the construction:
I’m appalled by this and cannot believe the ignorance of Parker’s move. I understand Big Sur as a highly desirable wedding spot, but there are millions of ways to enjoy the area, perhaps even more beautiful than his stone bridges, without the extent of destruction he has now caused. Sigh.
(via The Atlantic)