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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABC Wednesday: G is for Gate

Graceful gates galore grow upward at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.
NC Botanical Garden,Chapel Hill,NC
Gorgeous gliders top the garden gate below to guard the greenhouse which growers use in the botanical garden.
NC Botanical Garden,Chapel Hill,NC
Green grassy gate greets the visitors to the botanical garden.
NC Botanical Garden,Chapel Hill,NC
Grand Guady gate glows in front of the Colonial Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Grim soldiers guard the gate leading into the Colonial Capitol in Williamsburg, VA.
Gracious gentlewomen allow you to gain entrance, to one of the many town houses, through the white picket gate.
You can stroll through the garden at another colonial house and enter via the gate.
There are such a generous supply of gates in Colonial Williamsburg that I'll stop with one last substantial gate which leads to a carriage house which surely has a groom or two.
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Mojo said...

I Give you Great credit for a Glorious Group of Gates.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Carver,
It's a glamorous gate!GREAT IDEA!
This Colonial Williamsburg is very beautiful!

Naquillity said...

great use of the G. and, as always your photos are wonderful. hope all is well.

Daryl said...

Golly these are great!

photowannabe said...

A Grand colletion of Gates. I like the ones from the botonical Gardens especially.

Willa said...

Truly wonderful,Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Wednesday.

Jedediah said...

Gorgeous gates and gardens!
the blackbird gate is my favourite.

Leo said...

u mean to say those gorgeous birds are actually a gate? how clever! :D a lovely post for the word G!!

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RuneE said...

You must have worked hard to get such a nice variety of gates. No. 2 from the bottom is my favourite.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a contrast -- I just finished looking at Francisca's photo essay on gates in Mongolia, clicked on your name next and got more gates.
Gorgeous ones!
Interesting to think of people in such different parts of the world feeling the need for gates. None would really keep out a determined intruder, but stray passers-by would be deterred from trespassing.

Sylvia K said...

Glorious captures, gorgeous place! Have always wanted to visit there. This is the next best thing! Love the Gates and Gardens! Have a grand day, Carver!


Nanka said...

Great post on gates. Loved the colonial houses too in Williamsburg. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!!

Rumya said...

Great Gates for the G week.
Williamsburg looks like a good place.
Enjoyed the pictures.
Have a great week ahead!!

Shey said...

A lovely place to visit. Love the garden & colonial houses, as well as the soldiers lined up in the gates. :)

Roger Owen Green said...

looking w/out reading, I said, "That looks like Williamsburg! Went there 2 yrs ago.

Love the grassy gate.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Paula Scott said...

A very lovely and picturesque post!

lissa said...

I like the one that looks like tall grass, it's nice to see

EG Wow said...

Really nice post, Carver!

Tumblewords: said...

Gates are fascinating and your photos are absolutely wonderful. I like them all!

Gramma Ann said...

Great Gates for G Day. Lovely gates, and grassy gates, bird gates and a Glamorous Gate. Thanks for sharing all the Gates of Gates.

Leslie: said...

wow wow and more wow! LOVE your photos and these gates are phenomenal. Enjoyed the history here as well as the garden. :D

Wendy said...

Gates are really mysterious because they can keep something/some out or in. All your photos and grand words to match the photos made this such a wonderful post!

Wanda said...

This has been just the most beautiful tour.... thank you so much for a delightful ABC Wednesday.. I think I'll just camp here a while!

Amy said...

Oh, I want to go there! And that red cape is fantastic!!!

Hildred and Charles said...

Just marvelous, - love the places your Gates lead to as well!

Indrani said...

Great take on the alphabet 'G'. :)

Annelie said...

Stunning Gates indeed!
Great G:s!

Annelie E

Vernz said...

the colonial themed charming house is so pretty... love it..
I hope you can drop by
My ABC Wednesday here

Ann said...

I am a teacher, and you have done a good job, well done.

Kero said...

Hi carver! it's been awhile since i got to visit...

Those gates are interesting!! and of course your photos are always most beautiful.

Cheers from the desert! my entry is here

caite said...

some beautiful gates...
it has been so long since I have gone to photos are tempting me.

Martha said...

Lovely gates. There is something mystical about a garden gate, isn't there?

NicoleB said...

I see you love gates too :D
The Botanical garden is so awesome, lovely details. When I think of Botanical garden I always think of signs with names on them and boring (you know what I mean), but this one has a fairy tale style :D

I love the colonial houses too, exactly my style of houses (big and small - I'm weird and have many likes :D)

Rambling Woods said...

Great post for the letter G....

Nydia said...

Beautiful garden and gates!

Kisses from Nydia.


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