Well, it's no Orthanc, but it's something

This is the Chautauqua Bell Tower. I took this the day before the 4th of July, right around sunset, presented here as a two-exposure HDR.

This is one of my favorite spots on the grounds. It's the far side of the tower, not the usual angle for photos, which makes this part of the peninsula more or less quiet. 

As for the title, I'm half-way through reading The Lord of the Rings to Sophie and Wormtongue just tossed the Palantir out of the tower to the stairs below. That's right, it's Saruman nerd titles today on the Daily Photo ... that pesky Wormtongue. Will he ever learn?