Monday, 11 August 2008

Rusty Post

This rusty old metal gate post looked like it was about to collapse. It is all that's left of what must have once been an ornate wrought iron gate. The building at the end of the drive is a typical Cheltenham Regency one that is being renovated, probably into apartments. Although it won't fit in with the new look I hope they keep this post from the past.

There was no outright winner of Saturdays guessing game. The stuffed bird was in the window of a Barbers Shop. I've no idea why! So I'll give a link to Babooshka for her answer - a car dealership! It was as strange as the real answer!

14 comments:

ken mac said...

love this photo. The black and white adds to the historical effect and its sense of eeriness. Really great. I hope this doesn't get demolished. If it was me...think I would take part of it home!

Kate said...

With a little imagination, this gate could become part of a landscape with an artistic flair.

Rambling Round said...

I hope it stays too. Some people don't realize the value of these.

Mo said...

It's amazing it can still stand up by itself. Great in B&W.

magiceye said...

will definetely stop people in their tracks to stand and wonder!

Lori said...

I do hope they keep this relic from the past. It would be a shame to tear it down. I wonder how long it's been there.

Jackie said...

That is lovely. I do agree, it would be so sad if it is removed.

Neva said...

A barber shop???wow.....someone must have a lot of time on their hands to do such a nice display there! Love this photo today.

Ming the Merciless said...

It would be great if the remaining gate is restored and used as a street sign or a mail box, or something useful. It will definitely keep it from being torn down and thrown away.

babooshka said...

Blogger is being a t**t again. Trying to leave comment. Great little gate.
I hope it's kept insome shape or form. onochrome the right choice.

Thank you for the link by default. I would not have got to Barber's.

Dusty Lens said...

Tehy need to keep this fencepost, a real eye catcher.

Shoot, I dodn't win the guessing game. But really, in a barber's shop?

brian said...

i love seeing small things like this that would often be overlooked... nice shot, and i love the b/w!

Coca Cutie said...

Wonderful catch!

• Eliane • said...

The b&w is very fitting it.Maybe you can arrange that they donate it to you. It would look great in your loft and your cat would love it.

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