Tuesday, November 7, 2017

a gate

that's located at the corner of Ballynally Lane and Main Street.


32 comments:

  1. Very interesting fence and I like the black and white edit.
    Have a good day.

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  2. Unusual gate... but it serves it's purpose.

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  3. Its a safety gate I think as there is one close to us. The curves make it very appealing to look at & photograph.

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  4. We call those kissing-gates; either because the gate "kisses" the fence on either side, or because of their popularity with courting couples. I doubt if the latter pay much attention to the design of the gate.

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    1. Hooray, That's what we called them in England when I was little, glad someone else knows the correct name.

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  6. It's a nice gate, no entrance for bicycles, ha?

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  7. Thats a very cunning pedestrians entrance here. No suitcase or bicycles going through this little one.

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  8. A special gate, a bit difficult to enter the park.

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  9. Fraai hekwerk Bill.
    Groet Kees.

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  10. That's the coolest gate I've ever seen!

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  11. Hi Bill

    Funny fence.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  12. This is news to me. We live in a gated community but the gates are very different than what I see here! :) Maybe it's just decoration. I mean, really, why build a round gate? You may never get through the thing. Or maybe that's just me? :)

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  13. That's beautiful metal work, Bill.

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  14. ...sure would slow things down.

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  15. We used to call those "kissing gates', because you had to kiss before you could go through.

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  16. Hi Bill, very quaint and your B&W makes it so much more special. Greetings Jo

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  17. What an unusual looking gate.
    I like that you've used black and white here, it works very well.

    All the best Jan

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  18. It looks like a kissing gate!!
    It was when my daughter and I were sightseeing in Warwickshire that she pointed out those gates to me and explained the why they were called such. The ones we saw were wooden kissing gates.
    : )

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  19. I like it. I also adore the names of things there....Ballynally!

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  20. That's unusual...but very beautiful---a simple graphic photo. Diana

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  21. A kissing gate? That's not something I've seen before. In fact, the whole setup looks pretty elaborate. Nicely found and shot!

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  22. Why??? I've never seen one like that.

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  23. According to some comments, it is "a kissing gate." Perhaps I am a little dense, but I do not see the connection between the gate and the action. It suggests a revolving door more than anything else to me. I do like learning new things about other countries and customs. Now I am going to google this design to see if there is more information for inquiring minds!

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  24. I just found lots of links for a "kissing gate." Who knew??!!

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