Thursday, 31 March 2016

Gate Number Seven

This will be my seventh quinta gate for Good Fences, not because I can't find other kinds of gates, but because I like to share all things traditional about Portugal. This entrance gate is of a farm, or large country estate, "that is really what quinta means," and they are found in Portugal and Spain.


The initials A and C are entwined at the top, which is unusual for a quinta gate.
 




I will be taking a break from blogging for a while, as friends of ours are staying with us next month. I'll be back some time in May.
GOOD FENCES My thanks to Theresa for hosting Good Fences. Just click on the link to see more gates railings and fences from around the world.

33 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a beautiful set of gates - they are impressive!
I love the verdigris colour.
Enjoy your visitors and your break - see you back here in May!
Shane

Christine said...

Thank you so much for sharing this most unusual and uniquely Portuguese 'Quinta' with us! It is very striking and beautifully ornate at the top.
Enjoy the time with your friends and I look forward to catching up in May!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a lovely gate and entrance. Just beautiful!
Enjoy your break and visit with your friends. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

what a gorgeous gate!

do enjoy your company and be well!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful tall quinta gate and entrance. Have an enjoyable time with your friends.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely, creative gate and great photo!

Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

Rose said...

I love this gate...will miss you while you are gone, but have a good time!

matti juhani niilola said...

The mighty gate. Stunning picture. Have a nice evening.

Debbie said...

very fancy!!!! enjoy your break and your company....that's a long time to accommodate guests. i get all mumbled when my routine is "off" after about a week!!!

Denise inVA said...

This is an impressive gate, beautiful workmanship. Enjoy your company. I have also, my brother-in-law will be staying with us for a couple of weeks :)

Linda said...

Such a lovely and stunning gate!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

May be 'unusual'....but I sure do like it. A lot.

Looks a bit like and entry to Jurrasic Park. lol

Love the tropical feel here today.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a beautiful entrance to the estate :) Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

That's a great gate. Loving the color and the fancy work on it.

Nick Morgan said...

That is a lovely traditional gate.
I hope you have a great month with your friend.

Michelle said...

Impressive and quite elaborate!

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful gate! enjoy your friends!

pattisjarrett said...

What a lovely gate. It reminds me of one where our writers retreat was held last year, though it was not as intricate.

Len said...

Typically Portuguese. I wondered if the coloring was due to the natural aging of the metal or do you think it is painted?

Breathtaking said...

Len
It is painted, not patina.

Teresa said...

Es muy bonita. Espero que disfrutes y lo pases muy bien. Besitos.

hmuxo said...

Enjoy every moment away!!! You will be missed!

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

A beautiful fence, Sonjia. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Yes, everything is fine here after a flu
that almost ended up in pneumonia. But luckily it's gone. Have a nice weekend. Greetings, Joke

rainfield61 said...

A lovely gate.
And you will stay behind a virtual gate.

Lasse said...

Lovely gate :-))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The gates are beautiful; I love that you share the unique things about your country -- it is such a beautiful way for me to learn.

Have a wonderful time with your friends!!

Stewart M said...

Nice gate - I don't suppose that they make them like that any more.

Have a good time until May.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

LEN said...

Noted your reply. Thanks for explaining about the colour of the gates. I appreciate that you will not publish this but please let me know why no emails and how you are.

Helma said...

This is truly a magnificent port.
Very dignified but also very sweet :-)
Beautiful details in the port itself and also the color is fabulous.
Greetings,
Helma

Sharon Wagner said...

I would love to come home to that. My dream is to have a house worthy of being named. Someday.

Geraldine said...

Sonjia. As always beautiful photos!! I hope that you are all well. I have tried to contact you a few times, but no luck. Maybe you will find time to drop me a line sometime! My warmest best wishes to you and to all the family!
Geraldine

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful and majestic...I also love the color :)

Cloudia said...

Fine photo!

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