I wrote a post the other day about the Parc de Bagatelle. It revolved mainly around daffodils and peacocks, with a brief history of the park thrown in for good measure. What I didn't elaborate on were the follies dotted throughout the park. In keeping with the frivolous way in which the park came about in the first place the follies are light, playful and fanciful. There was one that particularly caught my eye.
You approach it via some very delicate stairs. Although they're not very high, they are very transparent!
Cross a bridge.
A folly is 'a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs.' ...Behold.
Could we have more lacy twirled details please?
And a framed view?
Some intricate shadows?
More information about the park and how to get there can be found here in English and French.