I took these pictures of interesting gates in Scotland. The first is a gate between the bed and breakfast and the next door home. I loved how it had a bell on top as if at one time the neighbors would ring the bell and say, “Hey, neighbor, want a spot o’ tea?”
In the next picture, this gate led out of a castle garden and you see a glimpse of the well-manicured, spacious lawns and trees in the park-like setting.
This one surrounded by the hedges went beyond the garden at a different castle. I loved how the hedge was trimmed as an arbor.
Don’t you love glimpses of another setting? If these had just been walls or solid hedges, or just a walkway, it wouldn’t have been half as interesting. A gate says there’s accessibility. An openness, yet a barrier, too. But not a permanent barrier. An invitation to explore what’s on the other side.
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