Joined: Apr 04, 2003
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.
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.
If this was made of fiberglass in 1961, I wouldn't be fazed. But this was built in 1761!
Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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.
Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Freelance, Ph.D., Th.D., D.F.S
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2004-04-06 3:25 pm  Permalink|
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?