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New Gate [Apr. 27th, 2010|10:03 am]
Tony Grist
We came back from holiday to find the workmen had been round in our absence and put in a new back gate. The new gate is black-  and taller than the old gate and I'm still not over the visual shock of it.  Everytime I catch a glimpse of it through the kitchen window it's as if I'm looking out at the void. I'm thinking it would be nice to repaint it in pastoral colours- apple green or olive drab, but then again, that would cost money.
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[User Picture]From: brttvns
2010-04-27 03:36 pm (UTC)
Shame on you - I could have given you a quote and had it done in pastoral colours. Any chance of seeing a pic?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-27 04:30 pm (UTC)
They've done a good enough job. It's just the colour- or lack of colour- that's a bit startling.

There's not a lot to see really; one black gate looks much like every other black gate. I've tried photographing it, but the reflections on the window get in the way.
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[User Picture]From: brttvns
2010-04-27 04:32 pm (UTC)
'one black gate looks very much like every other black gate'? Not when you make them, they don't. Was just curious about the design.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-27 04:40 pm (UTC)
OK. I don't know how to post pictures in comments, so I'll append what I've got to the original post. It's fearsomely ugly.
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[User Picture]From: brttvns
2010-04-27 05:10 pm (UTC)
Ah - See what you mean. I automatically thought 'steel gate' not timber. Sorry for the inconvenience. Yes, go on - liven it up a bit.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-27 05:19 pm (UTC)
And now I'm going to take the picture down. I don't want to have to be looking at it. :)

You make steel gates. I didn't know that.
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[User Picture]From: brttvns
2010-04-27 05:24 pm (UTC)
Shameless advertising allowed here?

http://www.metalhangingsigns.co.uk/

I wouldn't say your gate was ugly, perhaps some witty graffitti artist will liven it up at no cost to yourself.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-27 05:53 pm (UTC)
Very nice. If I had the money- and the right sort of property- I'd seriously consider a pair of your Mackintosh inspired gates.
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From: jorrocks_j
2010-04-27 09:41 pm (UTC)

"And without another thought poliphilo stepped through the mysterious new gate, when suddenly..."

"...nothing happened.

"There was no portal to no alternate universe where, in practically no time at all, he wouldn't join forces with no rag-tag band of adventurers who would not, after overcoming no dire obstacles and gaining not a single fabled magical talisman, confront the Forces of Darkness in what would not turn out to be the deciding battle between Good and Evil!"
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-28 08:43 am (UTC)

Re: "And without another thought poliphilo stepped through the mysterious new gate, when suddenly...

Shame, innit!
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