Gates

One of the things we did almost every day while in Hawaii was to walk.  We got up early each morning before the sun got scorching hot and walked between 2 and 4 miles, depending on our whim.  Sometimes we stopped at Starbucks on the way home… but I digress.

After several days of walking various routes that took us down toward the ocean front properties, we began to notice the beautiful metal work gates that many of the homes have across the driveways.  One day I decided to document all of the different kinds we saw.  Many are unique and works of art, showcasing the flora and fauna of the islands. Some are simple and elegant; some are ornate and colorful.  All of them are interesting.  Here are a few million examples.  Honestly, I did try to narrow them down to the best ones.



















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3 Responses to “Gates”


  1. 1 Steph July 16, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Very cool gates! I wonder if there is a bit of competition among “gate designers”. Are you going to order one? 🙂

  2. 2 Lynne July 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I imagine there might be competition among the home owners who buy the gates. Some of the gates are made of copper and develop that wonderful aqua patina. These are incredibly expensive. Others are painted to look like the expensive copper ones and some are clearly made of other materials. I would think that some of these in front of the mansions on the ocean are the real thing and pricey. We don’t have any plans to purchase one. Don’t you think bird of paradise would look out of place in the snow?

  3. 3 Norma July 17, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Do I see a gate quilt in the future?


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