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Folly

 

The Victorian folly in Bodnant Gardens

Folly

 

The Victorian folly in Bodnant Gardens

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If you have to commit a folly, Tom, it's a nice one.
Tom Wilson: Indeed it is, Frank!
Very nice!!
Tom Wilson: You'll have to get Frank to take you to N. Wales on your next visit, Elizabeth smile
it may have been a folly Tom... but it gave you an exceptional image to capture....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter.
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 31 Aug 2015, 05:20
Did Queen Vic do something embarrassing here, Tom?
Tom Wilson: I wouldn't be at all surprised, Ray smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 31 Aug 2015, 06:09
That's very grand for a Folly, Tom
Tom Wilson: It is pretty special, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2015, 06:57
Very Victorian isn't it despite trying to be Norman
Tom Wilson: Absolutely - they were always trying to be older!
What an invitation, Tom.
Tom Wilson: You'll have to seek it out on your next trip over here, Ginnie.
A very nice one indeed Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is rather special, isn't it?
I notice that Bodnant is NT so will put it on my list of ones to visit!
Tom Wilson: Put on your walking shoes, Bill - the grounds are, to say the least, extensive!
That's a grand one Tom
Tom Wilson: No expense spared, I think.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2015, 10:45
It makes a perfect picture, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Pauline
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Aug 2015, 11:12
After some comments by other viewers, I had to look up, what a folly is: "a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park." Great picture. Definitely not the other kind of folly.
Tom Wilson: The Victorians who could afford country estates like this generally had one or two dotted around, Louis. This one: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058772/Witley-Park-Surrey-The-story-Whitaker-Wright-Britains-bizarre-folly.html - is probably the most amazing!
You have presented this beautifully, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
They used to like these things in gardens didn't they.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2015, 16:15
a wonderful folly, built up from flintstones?

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