Thursday doors…gateways

Posted: February 4, 2021 in Thursday doors
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My last real trip was a driving trip to Pasadena to visit our daughter and son-in-law. One morning after stopping for coffee, we took a drive to an upscale neighborhood to take a safe, mask-less walk. The grand houses mostly had grand gates and since the gates were closer to the road than the houses, which were often not only far from the sidewalk but behind trees and other landscaping, they were much easier to capture in iPhone photos. These three certainly didn’t let down their houses.

for Thursday Doors 2.4.21

  1. Sheree says:

    Magnificent wrought ironwork

  2. restlessjo says:

    Love the first one, Janet! The others are pure flamboyance and ‘keep out’ 🙂 🙂

  3. peggy says:

    Oh wow – these gates are beautiful. Makes me think their front doors must be just as gorgeous.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Wow, grand gates indeed. These are beautiful. I really like the leaf pattern on the first one. Gates are serious things, but the leaves give it little bit of whimsy. They all show magnificent craftsmanship. It’s hard to imagine the eork involved.

  5. Wonderful gates … and an artistry of its own.

  6. scooj says:

    Some classy gates there. Very nice.

  7. Beautiful gates, Janet. The first one is my favourite, even though it’s not as ornate. The leaves are a lovely touch, unusual.

  8. Amy says:

    Very special gates. Beautifully captured, Janet.

  9. No, they didn’t. They’re all quite posh. I really like the gates with the brick pillars and eagles on top.

    • And if you think the gates are posh, you should see the houses!! I always wonder what people actually do with all the space. I doubt they have so many friends that they need lots of bedrooms and bathrooms let alone all the other rooms. People with six children who could use the space can’t afford it. 🙂

  10. Such grandeur! They look like they lead the way to a downright palatial estate. I can’t imagine living behind such gates, but I do appreciate that level of detail.

    • They do lead to estates and houses/mansions. 🙂 I agree. It’s difficult to imagine living somewhere like that. If I had that much money, I’d enjoy a nice sized home on a lot of land with a second or even third modest house in a place or places that I’d love to visit for extended periods of time. Of course, they may have that as well! :p)

  11. Junie-Jesh says:

    Although entrance 2 and 3 are nice, the first one has a cute touch, and more welcoming. Great fiends, Janet!

  12. marianallen says:

    Oooo, I do love a good gate!

  13. slfinnell says:

    If it weren’t for today’s security systems, I’d peer inside between the bars 🙂 Guess I’m nosy lol

  14. Teresa says:

    Great iron work on those gates!

  15. lifelessons says:

    Impressive. I want the second one!

  16. Resa says:

    Lovely gates! Nice capture.
    I’ll say upscale. Me, I’m on the scale. Darn this poundemic!

  17. These are lovely shots. We have gates like this in our area.

  18. joey says:

    I love gates and these are splendid!

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