10 september 2014

Open

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.

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

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

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  3. Most gate signs ask for the opposite.

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

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  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.

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

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

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