10 september 2014


From the Oxford dictionary: Gate. Pronunciation: /ɡeɪt/  :
A hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.

Seen in the Elan Valley in Wales. I wondered then, and I still do now: why a gate when it is not be closed?

Linking to signs, signs.

11 opmerkingen:

  1. It does seem odd to have a gate that needs to be left open... unless by open they mean unlocked.

    1. Hmm, hadn't thought about that.. Maybe because the gate was actually standing open.

  2. Great find, Marleen. I'm thinking the same thing Halcyon mentioned.

  3. Most gate signs ask for the opposite.

  4. Looks like an old gate with moss growing on the wood. It could be closed, if needed, but usually stays open.

  5. I imagine Taken For Granted is right- perhaps most of the time it's left open for farm machinery to pass through without the driver having to get out and open the gate.

  6. Normally the sign says "please close the gate." Tom The Backroads Traveller

  7. unusual sign! wonder why they don't just take down the gate!


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