My brother’s dog trying to figure out how to outsmart the gate. Yorba Linda, CA
Entry to beautiful Fort Christmas. Christmas, FL
A welcoming entrance to the temple and ashram in Kayovarohan, India.
The entire city of Jaipur is surrounded by a pink wall and seven of these impressive gates.
Tiny gated temples can be found all over India. This one was on a busy street in Jaipur.
Next to the entrance of a significant cave in Tiruvannamalai India, stood a single wall and this gate. One could easily walk around the wall to get to the other side rather than using the gate.
The welcoming committee at the entrance into Rajagiri Fort in India.
In Auroville, India, a hand made gate of twigs and branches, sewn together with bamboo keeps the cows corraled.
The hotel entrance to the beach in Pondicherry, India. Women must be off the beach before sundown.
A happy guard closes and impressive gate in front of an even more impressive home. Pondicherry, India.
A welcoming entrance to the Kundalini Center in Altamonte Springs, FL
Guarding perhaps one of the most recognizable gates in the world. Buckingham Palace, London, England.
Beautiful morning sun creates a a mystical feel to this driveway entrance. Oviedo, FL
There’s something magical about gates. They create a sort of curiosity about what is on the other side, what is so precious that it must be locked away? Simply passing an open gate often feels like both an invitation and a trap. We’ll get caught going where we were previously disallowed. And so it’s the story I make up in my head to along with the sense of mystery and privilege that keeps me hunting gates.