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Follies and Grottoes
Rudolph Grotto Gardens
Five acres of divinely inspired folk art.
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Belvedere Tiburon, California
Once the gateway to the utopian dream-village of a Civil War embalmer.
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Witley Wonder Underwater Ballroom
The hidden "ballroom" under a mansion lake was built by a criminal who ate a cyanide pill during his trial.
100 Wonders: The Underwater Ballroom
The abandoned room beneath a lake was built by extravagant Victorian criminal Whitaker Wright.
March 03, 2016
Mow Cop, England
Mow Cop Castle
This crumbling folly looks like an enchanted left over from Middle Earth
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This Berlin island is home to a flock of free-roaming peacocks and as well as a historic ivory folly
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Anza Borrego Desert View Tower
This historic tower in the California desert promises visitors a "vortex of good vibes".
Poet's Seat Tower
This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired
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Created hundreds of years ago, the magical follies and landscapes at this park were almost lost to time before being restored
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This remote castle was built to be a wealthy businessman's palace of vice but is now simply a historic vacation cottage
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Trick water gardens from 1619 featuring a 200 piece mechanical theater powered by water.
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Clayton Tunnel North Portal
This tunnel entrance is built to resemble a grand castle but no one is quite sure why.
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follies and grottoes
Before the Garden Gnome, the Ornamental Hermit: A Real Person Paid to Dress like a Druid
March 18, 2014
A sprawling Baroque park with 300-year-old hydro-pneumatic waterworks
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Little Moreton Hall
This logic-defying 16th-century Tudor manor still stands to the delight and astonishment of onlookers
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West Sussex, England
This ruined folly was originally built to honor a failed American state that would have become "Westsylvania."
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These azure waters were thought to lead to the Mayan Underworld
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Bronx, New York
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at St. Lucy's Church
Collect holy water from a Bronx grotto
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