Sunday, July 5, 2015

strange G A R D E N S . . .

an illustration of a 1760 hermitage hut for a hermit
You could buy these shelters in 1760 for your estate garden,  and hire a hermit to live in it.
(see Wikipedia garden hermits)
           
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1811 stepping stones across stream
an 1811 stepping stone bridge for your river     click image twice for full size
           
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an illustration of 1816 landscape architecture for estate grounds
Here's an 1816 landscape architecture for estate grounds. 
Kids could use it, or maybe another garden hermit.
           
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illustration of 1836 garden bridge ninnies
Three delighted ninnies are crossing an 1836 garden bridge.
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an illustration of an 1836 topiary structure
here's an 1836 topiary structure for the garden grounds
Let's explain what we want to the sneering workmen 
from the village.
           
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1889 decorative flower pots
These 1889 flower pots were likely made of wood,  metal,  or terra cotta.
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an illustration of an 1895 cooling tunnel or green tunnel
This beaten grass path offered a cool tunnel to the opium-addled 1895 gardening enthusiast.
           
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giant water lillies 1912
1912 giant Victoria water lilies . . . newspaper taxis appear on the shore
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1915 topiary hedges
1915 hedges in symmetry beckon the wanderer . . . is it a dream?
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a photograph of a 1915 pergola
wandering through the 1915 pergola,  we take another sip of laudanum.
           
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photo of tiny garden gate
We straighten our attire and try to laugh off the uneasy distortions     click twice
           
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Photograph of rock garden stairs 1911
These 1911 rock garden stairs must be the way out . . .
           
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Frank Lloyd Wright house exterior with staggered stepping stones
It's somebody's house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright!     click twice  
              
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a photograph of 1920 brick stairs in a gfarden
1920:  we felt weird passing through people's gardens,  because we're not sociopaths.
             
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