Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good Fences - 8/28/14: "Iron Gate"

Good Fences Thursday asks us to post a photo of a fence or gate each week.


Sometimes I feel like all the fences in my images look alike. There are about three or four basic types in this area, so it's difficult to find a unique one.

I spent three days at the beginning of August driving around the area, looking for interesting fences or, at least, interesting things behind them. But at home I was looking for another photo on my computer and came across this image which I took in 2011. I had forgotten I had it.

My local Photo Meetup group was meeting for dinner in a section of Pittsburgh called The Strip District. Except for a few farmers' markets scattered through the city,  is the closest thing we have to a  permanent fresh-produce market with various vendors selling produce, bakery, cheese, T-shirts, and just about anything else you'd want. In the summer it has a street-fair atmosphere, especially on Saturday mornings. From 1978-1987, I lived nearby and shopped there often.

The restaurant was a few blocks from that area. I arrived early so walked around the neighborhood taking photos of various things that caught my eye.

And this gate in front of a garage door certainly caught my eye. To me, it looks like it was custom made by a blacksmith or artist. And what made it doubly interesting were the shadows that resulted from the low evening sun.

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! artful and mysterious, too! nice one!

LV said...

Your out and about trip paid off. Very nice fence find and so different.

DeniseinVA said...

I’m glad you found this in your archives, it is so unusual. I’ve never seen one like that before and catching those shadows too. Great shot!

Pat said...

Definitely unique! Nice find.

Felicia said...

that is a beautiful gate.

ellen b said...

Wow that's quite the gate! Very nice catch!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh that is nice. I'd like to have it. Thank you for visiting my stone fence.

Ida said...

Oh yes that is very unique looking. Makes me wonder though why they placed it in front of the garage door.

janiceadcock said...

Facinating.