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Garden Folly

By johnriley1uk  
There has always been a tendency for owners of land in the UK to want to build follies. A folly is usually a building built as a ruin and there are numerous examples, such as Liverpool Castle at Rivington or the one that overlooks Oban. Sometimes it is just vanity, sometimes for aesthetic reasons and sometimes even to provide paid work in areas of high unemployment. This folly looks as though it is an embellishment over a stream draining into a lake that is just behind us, an aesthetic choice to enhance the landscape of the the garden.

Tags: Architecture Folly

Voters: wsh, Chinga, TimothyDMorton and 25 more

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RonDM Plus
6 131 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 7:28AM
Great image well taken

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 10:13AM
The structure brings a bit of magic to the garden... Well spotted.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
24 May 2021 10:28AM
I tend to feel a folly is created by somebody "suffering from delusions of grandeur!" A good example and even better, with the ivy clinging to the stonework.
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
24 May 2021 1:47PM
Built in the days when the workers took pride in their creations. This fits into the landscape very well.

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