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2014-2016 Folly Project
We constructed a base for the Folly during February 2014 – which caused a lot of mess of course
and then did the brickwork in May. My daughter cleaned up the bricks, for pocket money, from a wall we took down last summer and I am pleased to be able to reuse them
The “mess” is behind the hedge, but still needed a fair amount time spent sorting it out
Through 2015 the Folly looked like a bus shelter! In late Winter 2015/2016 we started work on completing the construction.
The top rail (if that’s the right term) had to be cast in concrete in-situ; that rail is faced with stone
The stone rail goes all the way around (and I’m pleasantly surprised how smart it looks from the back). Its only facing stone though, so we drilled it and “tied” it with rods.
A cornice was then fitted on top of the “rail”
Pediment fitted. Now starting to look rather grand! I’ve come up blank trying to think of what to put inside it, if anything. A bench along the back is as far as my thinking has got – it is supposed to represent an Etruscan Temple which, before the Romans wiped them out, would have housed statues and art of their gods; that would need a bit more than casually attendance of night school “Sculpture 101” …
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