The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XvIII. Uppark.

Uppark views and prospects

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As the gloomy confined view into a quadrangle, or paved court, forms a great contrast to the cheerful landscape of a park, or more distant prospects, it is no wonder that fashion should open the views in every direction; forgetting that one side, at least, of every house must be appropriated to useful rather than ornamental purposes. In the original plan of Uppark, it is evident, by the little attention given to its appearance, that the architect intended the north front should not be seen; but when the buildings, which formed the due importance of the east or entrance front, were taken down, the entrance still continued as before.