Gazebo

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Picture of Church Square Park's gazebo in Hoboken, New Jersey.

A gazebo is a structure commonly found in parks, gardens and other spacious public areas. Gazebos have a roof, are freestanding and are open-sided. The main purpose for gazebos is to provide shade, shelter against rain, and rest. Sometimes, if the gazebos are big enough, music groups can play in them. Gazebos can also be at the center of a park to add to aesthetics. An example of this is Church Square Park in Hoboken, New Jersey (see picture). See also: bandstand

Gazebo is also the name of Italian singer Paul Mazzolini, whose most famous hitsong in 1983 was "I Like Chopin".de:Kiosk

There is also an infamous joke in Pen and Paper RPGs which involves a player believing a gazebo to be some form of hostile creature.


Ethymolgy: C18: perhaps a pseudo-Latin coinage based on the word GAZE

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