Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

It's a mystery

39/52 for the group 2020 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: M is for Mystery

No one knows what this little tower is for. It has been said that it was a marker point so that when guests staying at the nearby Nannau mansion were out driving round the deer park, the staff at the big house would know that they would be back soon and would have everything ready for their arrival. But I don't quite see how that worked as the track is well below the summit of the hill and can't be seen from the big house. did a servant have to run up to the tower and wave? Was a servant stationed at the tower to keep an eye out for returning guests and somehow signalled the house?

Perhaps it was just a picturesque feature known as an "eyecatcher", albeit a rather simple one?

An eyecatcher (also referred to as eye catcher or eye-catcher) is a decorative structure usually built at a focal point in an English landscape park or on the grounds of a stately home to attract visual attention or otherwise punctuate the vista with a sense of drama.

Eyecatchers are sometimes natural items (such as large stones or tree arrangements) but they can also be buildings constructed in a particular style. These structures often have no specific purpose and in terms of design, they tend to mimic styles that are out of context - both geographically and historically.

Mysterious tower

Note: This is a still from the video I shot on 20/09/20. I'm busy editing the video at the moment and hope to have it ready in a couple of days.

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