Category Archives: folly

A failed enterprise

We were in Potsdam in the early 1990s, and went around Sanssouci gardens, then noticed what looked like some ruins on a hill the distance. As we approached, there were all sorts of tumbledown classical structures and a huge circular

A failed enterprise

We were in Potsdam in the early 1990s, and went around Sanssouci gardens, then noticed what looked like some ruins on a hill the distance. As we approached, there were all sorts of tumbledown classical structures and a huge circular

A Gothic House

This one is in the Wörlitzer Park, a garden in Dessau, Germany. The folly was constructed between 1773 to 1813: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

A Gothic House

This one is in the Wörlitzer Park, a garden in Dessau, Germany. The folly was constructed between 1773 to 1813: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

Belisle

Another Folly from Claremont, this one the island temple of Belisle designed by William Kent: Linkedd to February Squares at Becky’s here

Belisle

Another Folly from Claremont, this one the island temple of Belisle designed by William Kent: Linkedd to February Squares at Becky’s here

Another Grotto

This is a glimpse at the very overgrown, inaccessible Grotto at Claremont Landscape Garden, seen in autumn: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

Another Grotto

This is a glimpse at the very overgrown, inaccessible Grotto at Claremont Landscape Garden, seen in autumn: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

A Thatched Cottage

Another Claremont folly: linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

A Thatched Cottage

Another Claremont folly: linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

A Belvedere

This is the Belvedere at Claremont Landscape Garden, built by John Vanbrugh in 1715. Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

A Belvedere

This is the Belvedere at Claremont Landscape Garden, built by John Vanbrugh in 1715. Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

Folly at Wörlitzer Park

The first Classical Garden in Mainland Europe, inspired by English Landscape Gardens. I think this folly was the Pantheon: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

Folly at Wörlitzer Park

The first Classical Garden in Mainland Europe, inspired by English Landscape Gardens. I think this folly was the Pantheon: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

Trotting up to the Folly

Possibly the last image from Stowe: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here

Trotting up to the Folly

Possibly the last image from Stowe: Linked to February Squares at Becky’s here