Tell me where is fancy bred,
Or in the heart or in the head?
How begot, how nourished?
It is engender’d in the eyes,
With gazing fed; and fancy dies
In the cradle, where it lies.
Let us all ring fancy’s knell;
I’ll begin it – Ding, dong, bell.
Ding, dong, bell.
(Wm. Shakespeare: ‘The Merchant of Venice’)
Dear Folly Fancier,
Welcome to The Folly Fancier’s blog. If you have found your way here, I assume you have an interest in follies. There is masses of stuff (well a lot anyway ) on record about historic follies but less about new ones, in the last 20 years or so. Yet the folly builders are still at it around the world. So this is a web place where we can record news and sightings of recent follies.
Any built structure is eligible for inclusion if it is fanciful/eccentric enough and shows folly in its creator. Curious garden features qualify too. So please let me know if you find any modern follies worth including here.
Each blog entry here can be commented on by the reader, (you will need to register…follow the instructions to do so). And let us know about follies you find.
May-zee Krakatoa (Folly Hunter)
Please note this blog is intended to be fun and informative, rather than academic. Comments and submissions may be adjusted to reflect this.