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THE CONOLLY FOLLY: Castletown, Ireland. Once aptly described as 'The only real piece of architecture in the whole of Ireland' This magical multi-tiered structure-folly-obelisk was designed as an 'eye-catcher' to close a view (or 'vistow' to quote Emily, the 18th c Duchess of Leinster) From the famous gallery within Castletown House, you can clearly see the folly and yes, it does close 'the vistow' nicely

THE CONOLLY FOLLY: Castletown, Ireland. Once aptly described as 'The only real piece of architecture in the whole of Ireland' This magical multi-tiered structure-folly-obelisk was designed as an 'eye-catcher' to close a view (or 'vistow' to quote Emily, the 18th c Duchess of Leinster) From the famous gallery within Castletown House, you can clearly see the folly and yes, it does close 'the vistow' nicely

Giacchino Altobelli - Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome, 1858

Giacchino Altobelli - Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome, 1858

Робер Юбер: "Живописец руин"

Робер Юбер: "Живописец руин"

David Scott's sketch of the Protestant cemetery in Rome.

David Scott's sketch of the Protestant cemetery in Rome.

JOLI DE DIPI Antonio,Rome, a capriccio view of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine,Sotheby's,London

JOLI DE DIPI Antonio,Rome, a capriccio view of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine,Sotheby's,London

Pair of Grand Tour Stone Models of Temples of Vespasian and Castor & Pollux, Rome - Beginning in the first part of the 19th century, Roman stone carvers produced well-detailed models of these temple ruins in the Forum, almost always in antique marbles, especially giallo and rosso antico. By century’s end, material became exhausted, and carvers substituted alabaster, a softer stone, quarried in Volterra, near Florence - Italy, circa 1880 - Dim: 13.5 in.Hx2.5 in.Wx6 in.D // 34 cmHx6 cmWx15…

Pair of Grand Tour Stone Models of Temples of Vespasian and Castor & Pollux, Rome - Beginning in the first part of the 19th century, Roman stone carvers produced well-detailed models of these temple ruins in the Forum, almost always in antique marbles, especially giallo and rosso antico. By century’s end, material became exhausted, and carvers substituted alabaster, a softer stone, quarried in Volterra, near Florence - Italy, circa 1880 - Dim: 13.5 in.Hx2.5 in.Wx6 in.D // 34 cmHx6 cmWx15…

Vue de la porte Saint-Paul à Rome, effet du matin - Auguste de Forbin

Vue de la porte Saint-Paul à Rome, effet du matin - Auguste de Forbin

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius  by Victor-Jean Nicolle | From a unique collection of antique and modern drawings at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/drawings/

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius by Victor-Jean Nicolle

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius by Victor-Jean Nicolle | From a unique collection of antique and modern drawings at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/drawings/

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