Friday, January 16, 2009

Photo of Ruins in Tower Grove Park

Ruins in Tower Grove Park, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

These picturesque "ruins" in Tower Grove Park, Saint Louis, Missouri, were actually assembled here by park founder Henry Shaw. They are remains from the Lindell Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 1867. Admiration of old ruins had become popular by the European Grand Tour, and led to the construction of follies such as this.

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