Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Gentleman's Folly

Editor's note -- Broadway Tower was designed by English architect James Wyatt as a folly for Lady Coventry in 1794. She wondered if she could see a pretend castle 22 miles away from her homeYes. By 1799, Lady Coventry could see it clearly. 

A folly is a building so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments. 

A Gentleman's Folly, Broadway Tower by Andrew Lockie

Editor's note -- Today, Broadway Tower is an English tourist attraction located on Broadway Hill, one mile southeast of the village of BroadwayWorcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.


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