Monday, 24 August 2015

ABC Wednesday, G for Gate

We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. We are beginning to find another round for all the 26 letters of the alphabet. This will be now the letter G.

In the previous posts I have used words which were linked with travelling by plane, which I have been doing a lot this year.

Of course there are other gates, which are far more beautiful. They don't give access to a plane, but most of the time they are movable frames, which open or close an opening in a fence or wall around an estate  or park. And they are sometimes very beautiful.

St. John's College, Cambridge.

Wikipedia says: "A gate, or gatehouse, is an area of an airport that provides a waiting area for passengers before boarding their flight. While the exact specifications vary from airport to airport and country to country, most gates consist of seating, a counter, an aircraft entry or exit doorway, and a jet bridge."


The Dutch Palace Het Loo, built by King William III 

 and Queen Mary of Great-Britain.



Leslie: said...

These are absolutely beautiful. We never see gates like that here in the "New World".

abcw team

photowannabe said...

I hadn't thought of so many uses for the word GATE.
GORGEOUS detail on those GATES.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Prachtig Wil !! Vooral de laatste herken ik natuurlijk omdat ik vorig zomer was ;-)

Fijne avond!
Melody (abc-w-team)

Hildred said...

Gorgeous gates Wil, - from the lowliest to the most ornate, gates are always an invitation to go beyond....

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes these gates are certainly very much more beautiful than Gate 6B or 7C or wherever you head in a hurry when it is close to time to board your plane. (Or where you hang around and hang around for hours while the plane is late. )

Anonymous said...

I love to capture a beautiful gate! You have done that with these...

Anonymous said...

Wat een pracht an praal! I wouldn't know how to say that in English with the same feeling attached. Wishing you a wonderful week, Wil!

Norma Ruttan said...

those are Grand and fancy Gates!

Photo Cache said...

Now that IS a gate!


Roger Owen Green said...

these are GORGEOUS

Indrani said...

Wow! So well decorated.
Great find.

DEE DEE said...

Beautiful pictures

nerdisch_by_natur said...

Oh these are beautiful. All the details and all the gold - wonderful.

Greetings, Dana

Mascha said...

Wow, such wonderful gates!
Greetings from Germany (with two g-letters)

Ira said...

Beautiful pics!

Trubes said...

Welcome Home Wil,
I hope you are now rested after all your travelling,
GREAT pictures of the GATES,
I particularly like the GATES of Blenheim, Winston's birthplace.
When you think of Churchill's noble background and his royal background,
he could have lived the life of a gentleman but he chose to serve his King,
then Queen, and country, to save us from the tyranny of Hitler.
We have a lot
to thank him for!

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Trubes said...

Oops! Error.... Should read 'royal connections' not 'royal background' !


fredamans said...

Those gates are divine!

Ann said...

Whoa, that is the tallest gate I have ever seen-first photo. Familiar verse: But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:14