Significant Follies

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs" (Wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe The artificial ruins of Löwenburg
Potsdam Ruinenberg
Schönbrunn Roman ruins
St. Petersburg Chinese Village Tsarskoe Selo
Versailles Hameau de la Reine


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Significant Follies?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source