I could write acres about this elegiac and inspiring museum collection of historic rescued rural buildings of all kinds from Denmark and Sweden. The structures are faithfully reconstructed inside and out across a large site which is landscaped and farmed in sympathy with the age and context of this remarkable collection. It’s free to get in, and if you visit, plan a whole day and take a packed lunch for recovering after room upon room of exquisite aged decor to make Jocasta Innes weep.

I digress. Though most of the saved buildings are the vernacular, working-class dwellings and workplaces of farmers, fisherfolk and shepherds (such as this seaweed-thatched cottage from a coastal region), a few originate from higher-status estates. This peculiarly sculptural folly is one such structure, heavily thatched and clad in reeds on all elevations, and looking a lot more Japanese than Danish.

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