Sunday, July 31, 2011

Overlapping Gates

I spied these gates as we dashed across a street, intent on making our way to our luncheon destination. The unusual structure of the gates made me stop. They are panels that fold back upon themselves. They stand in the shadows all day long, flattened against the wall, taking up very little sidewalk space. At night, the gates close up over the storefront. It's a Victorian security measure that is so much more attractive than the modern "garage doors" pulled down over newer stores. Look at the way the two panels share the same design. One shifts a little to the side. The overlapping, sightly offset lines of wrought iron form a new design. Tracing paper...sheer fabric...I want to play with this.