Friday, 23 September 2011

Oatlands, folly

This folly or rotunda is located in the grounds of Oatlands House, in the north western suburb of Oatlands. A folly is an extravagant decorative structure designed more for artistic expression than practicality. The wrought iron lacework on top looks brilliant against a blue sky.

41 comments:

  1. I never think of follies in terms of the Australian experience. But you are right of course. The open rotunda serves no practical purpose and simply looks great.

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  2. THat is beautiful.Love the flowers in the back.

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  3. I like these follies. They make the world a more interesting place.

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  4. When I was young, and gobbling English novels, I always wanted to have a folly. This one is beautiful but, of course, impractical.
    The rounded veranda on the house in your previous post is much more practical, as the place is now being used for functions, but I must admit I still have a soft spot for a folly, especially as seen against the sky.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  5. This reminds me a bit of the folly in the Botanic Gardens, the one about killing etc.

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  6. I'm a big fan of follies
    even built one myself ;)
    this photo is lovely
    top of the rotunda looks like a little cage for the leaves and sky

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  7. Lovely landscape and the sky is a beautiful blue. Great capture!

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  8. Beautiful capture!
    Happy Sky Watch and Greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  9. Julie, that one in the Botanic Gardens certainly has a darker tone. This one is more pleasant.

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  10. I've never heard of a folly before but it's very pretty with it's decorative ironwork - I guess it dosen't have to serve any purpose other than to be appealing to the eye.

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  11. Gorgeous, clear blue skies, wonderful colors, terrific composition and another superb capture, Jim. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  12. Your environment continues to look like a fairy-tale.

    Please have a good Friday.


    daily athens

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  13. But you can still sit in the folly and admire its extravagant flourishes, can't you? :-)


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    Sky of hail, sky of sleet,
    Sky cavorting o’er the street;
    Sky of black, sky of blue,
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  14. Magical Mystical Teacher, benches are part of the folly structure so you can certainly sit there and view the sky through the ironwork above.

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  15. Follies are such great expressions of architecture, we need a revival of Folly building.

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  16. the folly looks beautiful against the brilliant sky.

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  17. I love wrought iron and you are right; it looks stunning against the blue.

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  18. A folly to some is beauty to others! Nice that they have preserved the art and the grounds. This might be a good subject for a vertical shot in the center with a wide angle lens.

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  19. The ironwork against the blue sky are anything but folly.

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  20. I think it's a sweet little 'folly' Jim, as long as it's not raining or 40C could be a great little place to sit and pass the time of day!! Lovely shot.

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  21. Wish I had enough money to put a folly in my garden ... I like them.

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  22. That's a wonderful folly, and the sky is very clear again.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. beautiful clear blue sky behind this interesting and lovely structure. Happy Skywatching:-)

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  24. A fine contribution to SWF, JBar!

    «Louis» thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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