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Wooden gates

There is such a variety of gates. The following gates are a very small sampling. They are not fancy or majestic but show originality.  All the included gates exist on the southern part of Vancouver Island.  First a few older ones. They are of the classic sort rather than totally unique.

Solid Hardware does the job, stands up to time, and looks good.

The next gates are a bit newer and definitely original in design.

Sometime in the future a few iron gates will show in this blog. Many classic styles are readily available, and creativity in design is as rampant among iron gates as it is among the wooden ones.



About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

11 responses to “Wooden gates

  1. Lovely photos! Gates are meant to keep unwanted people out but they can be very inviting as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I LOVE shooting gates, myself, Joseph! This is a wonderful collection! I have actually shot the first ones in this post myself in our gallery of shots of this really wonderful old historic graveyard. I think it makes a truly great subject, there’s so much character in it! Great post here, I really enjoyed it a lot.

  3. Love the photo of the sich-gate – the cemetery gate. This type of gate is classic in the UK in particular – it is designed as a place to rest the newly arrived coffins until the preacher arrives, to keep them dry in the rain. I have a blog focused completely on gates, at,and am interested in photos and stories of old and custom made gates. Please drop by sometime, and I would love to have some of your photos and a link back to your blog, if you are amenable to that! Thanks!

    • Hello Notty, I realized the classical aspects of the Sich Gate when photographing it, but very much appreciate the info about its use. Your blog may be of good use to gaters such as myself and I keep my eye on it. My photo storage on line is mostly Picasa. Until now I have never connected it to the blog since it is part of my online photo storage, where not every photo is ready to be published. My Picasa has a collection of recent gates here: I have also seen a few top notch gate collections on Flickr

      • notumbo

        Joseph, How do you feel about putting a few of your photos on my blog – fully attributed, of course? And perhaps a few sentences about where the gate is, why you found it compelling, etc?
        Let me know…

        • Hello Notty, even though you are welcome to use my photos, giving credit, I have, these days, little time to be actively involved myself.

          • Joseph, Thanks, all I would need is the language you wish me to use for the attributions. I can copy the photos myself, so no work for you after that. Is that acceptable? Always like to work collaboratively! And thanks for the go-ahead!

            • Hello Notty, when using photographs of mine, either from this blog or the Picasa site, the credit could include a link to this blog and Certainly I can always give any background info I have about a particular photograph. I am following your blog with a very interested eye.

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