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A restored pavilion at Jacques Garcia's Château du Champ de Bataille. Photo by Eric Sander

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the Gothic Folly, Shotover;   One of the earliest of the Gothic Revival buildings in Britain . As a model it could hardly be bettered – it has all the requirements. It is large, gabled, battlemented, pinnacled, turreted, vaulted, mysterious, enigmatic and old. Oh, and Gothic – an inspiration to us all.

a folly is technically a structure or building intended only for ornamental purposes, although they are often used for seating or storage

Dalkeith Castle Folly, at Dalkeith Palace, located near Edinburgh, Scotland. This is on the grounds of the Palace I am staying at.  Down the road from it is the Witch pools where they were drowned.

Dalkeith Castle Folly, at Dalkeith Palace, located near Edinburgh, Scotland. This is on the grounds of the Palace I am staying at. Down the road from it is the Witch pools where they were drowned.

Woven gazebo in Potager garden - Brampton Willows....loooove the garden paths leading up to the wonderful gazebo!!!!

Woven gazebo in Potager garden - Brampton Willows.loooove the garden paths leading up to the wonderful gazebo! Love the woven willow planters.

Garden folly

Garden folly buckster: “ I do not think I would decline an invitation to live in such a pretty little building.

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Ogee This has the convex and concave roof that is over the rounded house.

Garden folly -- Lake Forest / replica of the 1793 summerhouse folly designed by Samuel McIntire for Captain Elias Hasket Derby, located in Danvers, Massachusetts

Garden folly -- Lake Forest / replica of the 1793 summerhouse folly designed by Samuel McIntire for Captain Elias Hasket Derby, located in Danvers, Massachusetts

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