Friday, April 27, 2012

The needle´s eye, Wentworth,England

"The Needle's Eye is one of several follies in the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, England.

The Needle's Eye is the most enigmatic of the four Follies. A stone 'gateway' in the form of a pyramid, very little is known of its history save a legend that the 2nd Marquis of Rockingham built it to win a curious wager: that he could drive a coach and horses through the "eye of a needle". This may refer to the Christian Gospel saying that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. At this time, Rockingham was one of the richest men in England"

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