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photoblog image Shugborough - Tower of theWinds

Shugborough - Tower of theWinds

 

Called, on some sites, the "Temple" of the winds.

 

 

Shugborough - Tower of theWinds

 

Called, on some sites, the "Temple" of the winds.

 

 

comments (11)

Whoua, très joli !
Tom Wilson: Based on the Temple of the Winds in Athens.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Apr 2016, 04:29
It is an odd looking structure, Tom...what was is function?
Tom Wilson: From a web source: "The Tower of the Winds was completed in 1765 and is based on the Temple of the Winds in Athens. It was reached by bridges to the porches over a surrounding lake. Downstairs was once used as a dairy and the 1st Viscount Anson supposedly used the upstairs as a gambling den!"
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2016, 06:36
A rather bizarre place but with good views frim the upstairs
Tom Wilson: I didn't realise it was open!
This looks crazy Tom, but I like it.
Tom Wilson: Well, it is a folly, so I suppose a certain craziness is required smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2016, 07:59
Yes, 'temple' is the right term - whatr a blue sky!

Glückliche Fahrt
by Goethe

Die Nebel zerreißen,
Der Himmel ist helle,
Und Äolus löset
Das ängstliche Band.
Es säuseln die Winde,
Es rührt sich der Schiffer.
Geschwinde! Geschwinde!
Es teilt sich die Welle,
Es naht sich die Ferne;
Schon seh ich das Land!1
Tom Wilson: I guess that Goethe has something for every occasion smile
Quite an odd structure Tom!
Tom Wilson: "The Tower of the Winds (see left) was completed in 1765 and is based on the Temple of the Winds in Athens. It was reached by bridges to the porches over a surrounding lake. Downstairs was once used as a dairy and the 1st Viscount Anson supposedly used the upstairs as a gambling den!"
They forgot the moat with this one but I like it very much. Just needs a paint job.
Tom Wilson: It does need a touch of paint, doesn't it?
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2016, 11:22
I have seen another "Temple to the Winds" somewhere, but cannot remember where
Tom Wilson: It seems that there is one on the South Downs, another at Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland, and, of course, the original in Athens - one of my pics on Flickr - http://bit.ly/23eLDeb
Our very first visit to Shugborough was a corporate 2-day thing, all paid for, and they served us a buffet style evening meal on the first floor of this building.
Tom Wilson: Fantastic! A great opportunity.
It was a nice building, apparently you can be married upstairs....Too late! smile
Tom Wilson: Well, you could have had a second, Frank smile
I expect the NT will do this up when they take the site over
Tom Wilson: I would guess so, Bill.

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