Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland, McCaig Tower
Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland showing the McCaig Tower. Situated on the west coast of Scotland and built of Bonawe granite between 1897 and 1902, it was commissioned by a wealthy Victorian banker, John Stuart McCaig, as a lasting monument to his family. It is a circular structure, reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. Date: 1910s
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'Scenes in Druid Hill Park', 1874. Creator: James H. Richardson
'Scenes in Druid Hill Park', 1874. Waterfall, drinking fountain, boating lake and bandstand in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 'Druid-Hill Park lies immediately on the northern suburbs of the city, and embraces nearly seven hundred acres of well-diversified surface...Quiet, sequestered dells, and cool, shaded valleys, watered by streams and rejoicing in springs of the purest water; drives that wind through meadows and woods; bridle-paths and foot-ways that seldom leave the welcome shadow of the trees, render the park one of great rural beauty and sylvan seclusion. It is indeed not a made show-ground, but a park with all a park's natural attractiveness of wood and water, grassy lawns, with branching shade-trees and avenues that are lost in forest-depths'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]
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1895: Wembley Park Tower known as Watkin's Folly under construction. Built by the Metropolitan Tower Co under the directorship of Sir Edward Watkin to rival the Eiffel Tower. Building stopped in August 1894 and the first platform, 155ft above ground level, opened on 18th May 1896. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
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