Frenchman busts prized cliff for better view

Frenchman busts prized cliff for better view
On Monday the man was ordered to stop by local officials and reported to police. Jackhammer photo: Shutterstock
A resident in a small town of Brittany, western France, was so intent on getting a sea view that he used a jackhammer to bust off part of an extremely rare two-billion-year-old rock formation outside his home.

The unnamed resident decided that enough was enough last Thursday after years of a sea-less view in his home in Locquirec in the Finistère department of Brittany.

Seemingly without any regard for the town’s priceless heritage the man got hold of a jackhammer and began drilling into the priceless rocks Ouest-France reported.

On Monday the man stopped his demolition after being ordered to do so by authorities.

It turns out this isn’t the first time the man has been caught trying to clear his view.

According to Ouest-France the man had already made an attempt to budge one of the rocks in 2013, before being stopped by Dour ha Douar, an association specializing in the respect and protection of the environment.

Ironically, the association came across the resident in the midst of his renovation work during a guided tour of the town’s natural heritage. By Sunday a sign had appeared saying "Here the destruction of heritage". 

The rocks, which are formed from an extremely rare type of granite that no longer exists in Brittany, date back more than two billion years.

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