Friday, November 9, 2007

Through the looking glass

This is the front door of an estate house in my neighborhood.

Through it, you can see all the way into backyard, which slopes down to Spring Creek.

(That's one benefit of living in a gated community - security is not an issue.)

18 comments:

GMG said...

Still on the beach?
This remembers me of my friend Tom's house in Rumson, NJ, next to Bruce Springsteen's. The difference is that it's not gated...
Left an answer on Plateresque and Renaissance at Blogtrotter. Have a great week end!

Jilly said...

What an imposing door, columns, lamps. And more columns through the door.

Interesting treatment on the railings - I presume they are wrought-iron but perhaps not? Hadn't realised one could do a 'paint treatment' on wrought-iron railings - but why not?

freefalling said...

My, my, my that's mighty fancy!
Are you sure you are fancy enough to live in this neighbourhood?
I'm not sure about security not being an issue in a gated community - couldn't it mean you are locked in with "who knows who"?

Olivier said...

elle est très belle cette fenêtre, très originale.
Je te souhaite un bon weekend

It is very beautiful this window, very original.
I wish you a good weekend

Frank said...

Ostentation or Securitization, which to choose?
If you go Through The Looking Glass, do you wind up with Alice?

oldmanlincoln said...

What an imposing entrance. Talk about a gated community. I guess we got one here at home, finally. We have a high fence and two locked gates that cannot be unlocked from outside. I even took a "leak" in my backyard the other day.

My dad's favorite expression.

oldmanlincoln

Sonia said...

What a beautiful door!

Lessie said...

What a superb entranceway!

Nikon said...

Wow, that's what I call composition :)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Isabella,
great those lines ( composition) from the door and also the wood looks very romantic and pretty:) wellmade shot!!!

BTW;) I leave for a week to paris for my birthday ,and our 20th anniversary, I left a slideshow from my last nature-works, Leaving-leaves, please take a look,

Miss you JoAnn :)
A Happy weekend and week:)

Annie said...

Isabella, that's a grand entrance. All the curves makes one positively swoon.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous doorway photograph and see-through view, Isabella. The view through to the back adds another dimension. The curvinlinear door design seems to reflect in the curve of the gate.

Helen said...

Beautiful enterance way!

Helen said...

Beautiful enterance way!

Moi said...

i like the way you have shot this Isabella......very impressive :)

JAM said...

I love the composition of this one. All the loops and swoops work together to make a really interesting photo.

Mo said...

I love this door. Very beautiful.

WebOJ said...

I am now absolutely sure this is the place where they shoot the start of the James Bond movies. Tee! Hee!