architecture, Buckinghamshire, eyecatcher, Folly, garden history, Well

The Egyptian Springs, Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire

Searching for an image of the Egyptian Spring, a garden ornament at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, the Folly Flâneuse found a picture postcard from the early years of the 20th century. But instead of the usual cheery message to a friend, the back of the card promised palatable prizes. So why was a folly being used to promote foodstuffs?