About The Folly Flâneuse
Folly: a building that has been constructed as an ornament, often in a large park or garden, or as an eye-catcher in a prominent position.
Flâneuse: a woman who strolls and sees.
The Folly Flâneuse has been fascinated, some might say obsessed, with follies since she was a child. This blog was started as a way to share that passion.
Most posts are based on The Folly Flâneuse’s own visits to a site, but occasionally posts will be research-based only, particularly in the case of lost follies.
The Folly Flâneuse aims for the stories to be easy to read and enjoy, and for that reason they do not have footnotes, or references. But she is always happy to help with further information and elaborate on sources, and she is always pleased to correct any errors. Contact can be made via the comments box under each post, or by the email on the contact page.
Do get in touch with any folly news.
The small print: All photos by The Folly Flâneuse unless otherwise credited. All text and photos copyright of The Folly Flâneuse, unless otherwise credited, and may not be used without permission. Please get in touch if you would like to use any images or text.
Every attempt has been made to ensure that historic images are appropriately credited and permission obtained for the use of copyrighted material.