Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Follies of Fancy



In Tollymore Forest park, there are several fine examples of follies and fine stonemasonry, erected by the former Earl of Clanbrassil and family as long a go as 1757.  This lovely stone building was formerly the stables and barn and the clock tower has a bell which used to be rung to mark the start and end of the working day.


 In the bright midday sun the stones appear golden.


As we began our walk into the forest we passed through another stone folly and bridge,  making it seem as if we were back in medieval times!


Linking today with Tom for Tuesday's Treasures HERE

And Our World Tuesday HERE

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28 comments:

  1. Excelentes fotografias, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e Bom Ano de 2017.
    Andarilhar

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  2. Hi Christine

    Very nice pictures you have taken.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  3. Hello Christine, what a lovely place. I love the clock tower and the bridge. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  4. Hi Christine, I must say that I needed to search for the meaning of "Folly" not a term that I knew. The stonework in your area is indeed a treasure. Thanks for being here today, take care and stop back again.

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  5. Lovely structure and landscape, and the shadow work is wonderful too!

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  6. I like the work bell idea. One fishing village had bells for the different tides

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  7. Awesome shots of the stonework and buildings ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year ~ ^_^

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  8. Truly magnificent, my friend.

    I hope you are well and enjoying the New Year. It's good to be back to blogging as I have missed you and your posts :) Hugs!

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  9. Beautiful photos here Christine, I love that last shot, the architecture is beautiful. This is the link to my new blog: https://thehappylarkspur.wordpress.com/
    - Tasha

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  10. Not only beautiful, but such intricate architecture!!

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  11. Such beautiful old buildings!! Always love looking at those kinds of buildings!!

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  12. Isn't it fun to tour a place like this -- making you feel like you are living in another time. Beautiful pictures.

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  13. Incredible place and wonderful photos!

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  14. That's quite a stable and barn - with a bell tower and all!

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  15. Such a wonderful old stone building. Amazing how old it is.

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  16. oh how pretty, the stone work is magnificent!!! i enjoyed seeing the bell tower!!

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  17. I sure love them...they are wonderful. I would love to have seen them as they were being built.

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  18. How incredible to walk among this history! Beautiful!

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  19. Wow! Stable and barn? Fantastic!

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  20. I just learned another meaning for folly. Beautiful stone building with lovely designs.

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  21. Christine - lovely photos...I'd love to take a walk there and reach out and touch the stones. :)

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  22. Nice places, wonderful follies.
    Thanks for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme. Happy New Year!

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