Bauernhof, Grant’s Farm, Revisited

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The Bauernhof at Grant’s Farm comes from German, meaning “farm court,” which refers to the walled, building-lined compound that still typifies many farms in Germany.

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The architecture is typical of Sixteenth Century German states, which is an interesting mix of Gothic, or fachwerk construction (we call it Tudor Revival in America) and elements of Mannerist architecture, which spread north of the Alps out of the original Italian Renaissance.

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Mannerist elements include the pediment of the entrance archway.

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While the quattrefoil (four leaves) pattern under the window is typical of Gothic architecture.

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The grand entrance and clock tower dominates the courtyard. Nearby is the famous petting zoo.

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“You paid how much to go on the tour of the Busch Mansion grounds?!”

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      • No kidding – Gee, I AM surprised…
        Kinda like that police chase of the M-B…

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