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Philot
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Joined: Apr 04, 2003
Posts: 199
From: The armpit of Florida
Posted: 2004-04-06 1:38 pm   Permalink

I saw this referenced on another board, and figured I'd pass it along.

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Constructed, by the fifth Earl of Dunmore as a garden folly, with a keystone dated 1761, the 'Pineapple' is built into the north wall of the walled garden, where it forms a focal point, standing 45 feet above ground level. It is a remarkably accurate rendering of a pineapple, with each of the gently curving leaves being drained separately in order to prevent frost damage to the delicate masonry.



http://gillonj.tripod.com/ascottishpineapple/
http://www.oaklandsbedandbreakfast.co.uk/images/pineapple.jpg
http://www.nts.org.uk/web/site/home/visit/places/Property.asp?PropID=10067&NavPage=10067&NavId=5113


If this was made of fiberglass in 1961, I wouldn't be fazed. But this was built in 1761!


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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2995
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-04-06 3:19 pm   Permalink

That's the Scottish Giant Pineapple, as opposed to the Australian Giant Pineapple.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-04-06 3:25 pm   Permalink

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?


 
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