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obelisk


an upright, four-sided, tapered pillar that terminates in a pyramid; it may be inscribed or plain, and it is often placed prominently in the center of a pool, at the crown of a hill, or at the end of a terrace walk.
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Character Areas Tour


Buildings and Monuments Tour
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character areas tour


Buildings and Monuments Tour
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A Glossary of Terms


Landscape Gardening and Architecture
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a glossary of terms


Landscape Gardening and Architecture
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arcade


literally, a series of arches; in gardening, often a straight, tree-lined walkway, the trees forming the arched ceiling.
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Arcadia


a picturesque plateau region in Greece, reputed to be the home of pastoral
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architrave


a term generally used for the molding around a door or window, and specifically used for the lowest level of the entablature
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Baroque


artistic style of the seventeenth century characterized in sculpture by passion, in architecture by grandeur and the use of curved structures, and in painting by voluptuous figures, huge landscapes, and dramatic subjects.
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Bastion


a projecting part of a rampart or other fortification; in landscape gardening, a bastion is a projecting section of the ha-ha
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