Dec 4, 2007

Fallston's Folly*


Fallston, Maryland

*Folly: Architecture. a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view, commemorate a person or event, etc.: found esp. in England in the 18th century. - Dictionary.com

Canon EOS 30D & EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens

6 comments:

wvgirl said...

Looks like a development with a prison guard tower. How weird...

Kim said...

LOL @ wvgirl :D you're right it does! I thought fire tower when I first saw it.

blogpiper said...

Where is this in Fallston? I'm surprised that I've never come across it before. What is the history? It appears to be an old defense tower, used for spotting planes during war? (Or at least modified for such?)

Thanks,
John

falmanac said...

It's just off Watervale Road.

blogpiper said...

Found it. Funny that, I've driven near there several times without noticing it.

Any idea of the history of this structure? Googling for it was almost completely useless.

falmanac said...

I don't know a thing about it. My guess is that it's a "folly." And a fun one at that. There isn't much in the way of art, or even whimsy, in Fallston (or HarCo), so it's a welcome addition to the area.