Folly Door

My response this week to Norm’s Thursday Doors is this door from the park at Monserrate Palace, just outside Sintra, Portugal. Wandering the gardens I stumbled upon these “ruins,” impressed until I realized that they were built like that. (Actually I was impressed anyway, because how cool to have your own ruins in your big garden?) Building fake ruins in the garden was quite the thing, back in the day (18th century) but the home is, I believe, a 19th century home. So I guess the folly of follies continued for quite some time.


So, technically, this isn’t a “door” but a “doorway” but hopefully it still qualifies for the Thursday Door, right Norm?

Love this stuff!


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