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Report - Folly outside Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude, France, March 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by HughieD, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    I’m guessing this was the French equivalent to an English folly, probably built by a wealthy vine-grower in the region so he could survey his estate. The date-stone puts it at 1900 which fits time-line-wise as many follies where built in England during Victorian times. It now lies on a small back-road outside the village of Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude, empty and neglected. Wished I’d realised it was on the road, having tramped through the mud across the field to it! It has two rooms; one at ground level and one floor up. There’s also a roof area which was inaccessible. It’s got some nice decorative touches and had a sundial on one wall. Can’t really say much more about it than that so on with the pictures.

    [​IMG]img4325 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img4326 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    One broken door!

    [​IMG]img4328 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Here’s the date stone:

    [​IMG]img4327 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A small balcony, now gone:

    [​IMG]img4330 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img4331 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The ground floor is trashed:

    [​IMG]img4332 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The stairs up to the first floor:

    [​IMG]img4333 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img4334 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img4337 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sweeping views over the fields:

    [​IMG]img4338 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img4336 by HughieDW, on Flickr
     
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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Interesting little find :thumb
     
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  3. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers mate. A few more to come...
     
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