The Flâneuse is travelling far and wide this month in search of follies, and the results of her research will appear here very soon. Until she gets home, and gathers her thoughts, here are the highlights of a very recent day in the Cotswolds with members of the Folly Fellowship.
The day began at a familiar landmark – the dramatic bulk of the Broadway Tower. From the top of the late 18th century tower it is said that 13 counties can be seen, but on a hazy morning we weren’t in a position to confirm this story.
Next stop brought us right up-to-date as we toured a private garden full of quirky structures designed and built by the rather talented present owner. His next project is to be a sham ruin so a return visit will soon be needed.
To finish this day of delights there was a walk around the landscape of Ditchley Park, now a conference centre, where a number of elegant 18th century pavilions can be seen. Most lovely of them all is the recently-restored rotunda.
As well as organising jolly jaunts (and thanks to the team behind this one) the Folly Fellowship also publishes a regular magazine, and you can now consult back issues online. Find out more here http://follies.org.uk/
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