Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Giddings Gazebo

   Thaddeus P. Giddings built three of these structures on the banks of Minnesota's Rum River. He used them as a practice space- he was a noted music educator in the early twentieth century. Giddings was also responsible for the amphitheater, also in ruins. This is the only gazebo still standing, and it remains a pleasant place to visit being only a foot or two above the water (and quite inundated during the spring floods) with a beautiful willow tree shading it. At night it becomes a magical castle, with imagined færies and water-sprites cavorting in its inky shadows.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Rose said...

Some people never grow up, and that's a good thing.

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