Abandoned Old Gazebo

iPhoneOgraphy – 10 Jan 2016 (Day 10/366)

A gazebo is a pavilion structure, sometimes octagonal or turret-shaped, often built in a park, garden or spacious public area.Gazebos are freestanding or attached to a garden wall, roofed, and open on all sides. They provide shade, shelter, ornamental features in a landscape, and a place to rest. Some gazebos in public parks are large enough to serve as bandstands or rain shelters.

The origin of the word gazebo is unknown and has no cognates in other European languages. False etymologies have been proposed, such as the French Que c’est beau (“How beautiful”) and the Macaronic Latin gazebo (“I shall gaze”). L. L. Bacon put forward a derivation from Casbah, a Muslim quarter around the citadel in Algiers. W. Sayers proposed Hispano-Arabic qushaybah, in a poem by Cordoban poet Ibn Quzman (d. 1160).

The word gazebo was used by British architects John and William Halfpenny in their book Rural Architecture in the Chinese Taste (1750). Plate 55 of the book, “Elevation of a Chinese Gazebo”, shows “a Chinese Tower or Gazebo, situated on a Rock, and raised to a considerable Height, and a Gallery round it to render the Prospect more complete.”

Shot & Edited using iPhone 6+

  

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Posted on January 10, 2016, in iPhoneOgraphy 366, Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Wow, from an IPhone 6+ that is just amazing, keep up the awesome work!

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  2. A fantastic image, the way the light hits the Gazebo is just perfect.

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  3. I find it very interesting to learn that there is no agreement about the origin of the word gazebo. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Simple but yet marvelous

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  5. You captured that this gazebo still has a life!

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  6. This is gorgeous!! And on an iPhone, too. 🙂

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