Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Mount Olympus (Tempe House Tour Part 3)

The original owner of Tempe House, Alexander Spark Brodie had travelled extensively in Europe, having undertaken the classical gentleman’s Grand Tour of classical sites. As well as naming the estate “Tempe” after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, he named the rocky hill behind Mount Olympus.

Mount Olympus has had a piece sliced off it to accommodate the development.


  1. Development gets more than its share and if you think about who the developers are and who stands to make the fortunes, it isn't the guy who sells the land. It is the middle man. The developer. I don't think they should be allowed to practice their arts but then there wouldn't be any developments and Alexander Spark Brodie would still have all his land.

    I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

  2. I'm facinated by this place. I think it's because we have a neighboring city named Tempe.