October 20, 2010

The Gates of New York in Miniature


One of my favorite architectural aspects of New York City is its wrought iron gates. They're ubiquitous, and until fairly recently I took them for granted as just a part of the landscape I see every day. Then I started to look at them. They're gorgeous, even the old lumpy-bumpy kind-of-rusty ones! Now I'm a bit obsessed with them and their various design elements. The following selection of items by members of The {NewNew} in one way or another celebrates the swirly, curly, fancy fabulousness of the city's everyday gates.

(Some gates in my neighborhood)












NYC, $200

Until next time --

Linda

7 comments:

Anne Watkins said...

Nice! Did you know that in the south the wrought iron workers would sing as they bent the iron to keep things even and in scale?

KimmChi said...

wow! crazy factoid!

Meli Anna A said...

wow! fantastic. so informative!

joanhuggard said...

What a creative treasury! Thanks for including my compact. I'm a bit obsessed with the gates as well!! Love them in the snow.

KnottyBracelets.Etsy.Com said...

I am in LOVE with that compact! The colors and level of detail are stunning! I am a Newbie here in New York, and there is always something I see that shocks and amazes me. I think I love it here ^_^

KnottyBracelets.Etsy.Com said...

Ahh I just looked and saw that it was actually a photograph on the compact. My mistake, but I am still in love with it haha

Louise Gale said...

Thank you for including me in the post....love all your choices...im a fanatic for curly things. :-)