The Follies of Florence Trevelyan, Seville, Spain.

Florence Trevelyan was a daughter of an English aristocratic family from Northumberland. Florence moved to Taormina in Sicily in 1890 where she bought some land and built a house. Marriage to a local resident led to the acquisition of more land where she built several buildings to observe the many birds which gathered in the gardens she developed. Florence was a nature lover and she referred to these buildings as 'hives' - even though they were seen by locals as follies. Following her death, this land was given to Taormina and has subsequently become a large municipal park...a major tourist attraction.