Thursday, January 15, 2015

Stone Pillars, Iron Gate

Gate to an old estate

This is the entrance to an estate that looks to be still intact,  not broken up into smaller lots that have been sold off. But this is in an area where lots of "old money"  still owns property.

A longer view

An attractive entrance, don't you agree?

I am linking to Good Fences HERE.

63 comments:

Andy said...

I just can't imagine living in a house with a huge gate like this... but it is very impressive.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful gates, beautiful photos.

diane b said...

Sure is a good fence and lovely gate. The splash of red makes the shot interesting.

Revrunner said...

Beautiful, especially in the snow.

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful entrance, I love the gate and pillars.. Pretty photos, enjoy your day!

Stewart M said...

Thats a nice combination of colours and textures - and I think it does say a 'old money' rather well!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Valerie said...

A fabulous entry - it conjures up all manner of thoughts to begin writing a novel!

Buttons said...

Old money as opposed to new money:) Love the gate. Hug B

Malyss said...

very attractive indeed !snow makes everything so romanctic !

see you there! said...

Beautiful gate and entry. Nice that some of the larger estates aren't broken up.

Darla

Susan said...

A beautiful fence and gate. I love that stonework... takes a lot of skill. Great shots :D)

Lowell said...

Well, I'm glad that you finally got some photos of the gate of our summer home. We tend to go to Florida in the winter, but make sure that someone puts a red ribbon on the gate.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, even though I live in this snowy land of Minnesota, I can and still appreciate a great winter scene! This is marvelous! Lovely old place too!

Sandra said...

i like that longer view.. so beautiful and I am thinking what is down that drive is beautiful to...

Mersad said...

Both are very simple captures, but very striking!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

William Kendall said...

Quite a pretty entrance!

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely. I agree.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lowell is too funny :) beautiful old entrance EG.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

lovely, We have a big old house with an old gate like this in our neighborhood. There is something so graceful about them.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so beautiful. I love the bits of red, and snow makes such pretty photos.

Shammickite said...

I think a gate and gateposts in front of a house, whether it's a posh mansion or something a bit more humble, gives a residence a lot of character and a certain look of "don't mess with me" look!

Mary Hone said...

Very stately, what a grand entrance.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful with the red bows and pine bows. perfect. :)

Giga said...

Nice certainly worthy gate throughout the property. Regards.

Karen Schurr said...

Just lovely. Beautiful fence and terrific composition and framing.

Taken For Granted said...

This is just the sort of gate used in old horror movies as an entrance to a spooky old house. Great picture.

Judy said...

With a gate like that, I'm sure there is an equally impressive house inside. Very nice!

Linda W. said...

That's quite an entryway! Wonder what the house looks like?

RedPat said...

It's a lovely entrance, EG!

Rose said...

Oh, wow, I love those stone posts...the gate is beautiful, too.

George said...

What a grand entrance!

VP said...

I do like gates and this has also the plus of some snow!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such a beautiful gate!! I love it and your captures are terrific!! Your composition is superb as always!! Hope you're getting ready for a great weekend!! Enjoy!

Debbie said...

a grand entrance, made more beautiful by the snow!!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Majestic and festive!
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Ginny said...

This is simply beautiful, and the snow makes it even prettier! The small red bow adds a lot.

Indrani said...

Attractive entrance, and I liked the snow too.

Ruth Kelly said...

Very attractive entrance especially with the red bow.

Margaret Adamson said...

this is a beautiful entrance with a beautiful gate and stone pillars.

Montanagirl said...

Lovely photos, and I agree: The entrance is super nice!!

Mama Zen said...

Very pretty!

Photo Cache said...

what an inviting gate, so pretty.

Kay said...

I'm still grinning at Lowell's comment.
The first shot is especially well framed. Sometimes the scale of "old money" amazes me. Well, new money, too.

Kathy said...

A beautiful entrance. I would feel quite elegant going on in my slippers to fetch the morning paper.

cieldequimper said...

It's gorgeous! Is that a pond in the background?

Terri B said...

Very nice gate- wonder why they left it open. It looks like they haven't shut it since the last few snows.

Hilary said...

It's a beauty and I love the perspective from which you snapped the pics.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Adore the attention to detail in this stone work. And the gate design complements the stones so beautifully.

Ida said...

Yes I do agree. Lovely entryway to this property. I really like the pattern in the gate.

Michelle said...

That is a pretty scene.

Lois said...

Definitely agree, especially in the snow!

doodles n daydreams said...

Beautiful Christmas card shots.

Diana
http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/islington.html

Cloudia said...

Agree!




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Felicia said...

judging by the gate and wall I'd like to see the house too. I bet its just as beautiful.

Randy said...

The snow added a nice touch.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It's beautiful, a throwback maybe to another era.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful entrance and gate.

Jack said...

It is a lovely gate, EG. Beautiful ironwork and beautiful stonework posts.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous gates and pillars. Great shots EG!

Bob Scotney said...

The gate and its stone pillars complement each other so well. Imposinr!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s gorgeous and the snow added to it :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

These are excellent photos! Great find!

Carletta said...

So inviting! Wonder if a warm fire and cup of hot chocolate awaits those who enter. :)

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