As promised, this week we feature some of the more interesting gates to be found in our local village of Mézières-sur-Issoire.
You’d expect the grander houses to have gates and indeed they mostly do, like this rather commanding set:
although personally, I found this next set more interesting. I particularly liked the way that the autumn leaves wrapped themselves around the gatepost.
Whereas those two examples are a bit off the beaten track, the gates below are on the main road, and at least you can see the house that sits behind them (the architecture is quite typical of the maisons de mâitre around here):
Notice also that those gates and railings could do with a lick of paint. As indeed could the long-unused gate at the corner of the garden of the same property:
…or this one in front of a much smaller terraced house a little further along the street:
And, of course, gates don’t always have to belong to houses – or even lead anywhere:
Thursday Doors 24 November 2016
I love this rusty beauty.
They would all look better completely rusted!!!
They’re getting there…
Ha..I guess all iron is eventually.
Some absolutely lovely homes in this area too. Good choices 🙂
Some rather grand houses and gates. You have to love a gate that goes nowhere.
With a lick of paint, a bit of TLC , those gates could be superb. I rather like the House in Photo 3, it looks like it has nooks and crannies….
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