|Welcome to Theme Life|
Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take several thousand photographs. More authentic reflections of quantity might be closer to 3500 assorted photos digitally taken monthly once all the poorer quality ‘click images’ are extracted.
Of this figure, ten to fifteen per cent, are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles.
My main focus is wildlife, so flora and fauna mostly, but also l have a hankering sometimes for unusual shots, or things of a quirky nature.
It appeals to my sense of humour, and sometimes these ‘strange’ shots are edited and kept for a ‘rainy day’ gallery or a prompt in the future or because l just like them, and they might make for an interesting themed gallery, pretty much like this series.
Not all the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were happen chanced upon or simply hold a fascination for me.
Hope you enjoy the series
|Main Image –Church Street, Wisteria Gate|
|Music Score –Energetic Upbeat Pop – Morning Light Music|
|When is a Door not a Door?|
|Gates have been around since the dawn of time!|
Not true, not false, but not directly true.
Gates and gateways and arches with doors have been used effectively for centuries as guard ways and entrances and exits to towns and castles, churches and cathedrals, and monasteries to keep people in and out and were usually found along walls and within walled courtyards.
The word Gat is old Norse and means road or path, and the term originally meant ‘gap or even hole’ in the wall.
In the medieval era, gates and gateways or arched and walled gateways were usually found in castles and formed as part of the building’s security. Whilst during the Victorian period, walled gateways became an aesthetic feature of one’s house – a focal point to talk about, a pretty area where flowers could be grown up and against. Because of the very nature of the courtyard during that time, the gate had to match the heavily decorated garden. Therefore it had to be seen as attractive. Also, it was a sign of wealth as ordinary people didn’t usually have gardens, walls or gates.
By the mid-1920s, more households had fences, and walled areas, so more gates were established and became part of the village or town.
|The Old King’s House 46 A Strand Street, Sandwich|
|Toll Bridge High Street|
|The Weavers, Three King’s Yard and Holy Ghost Alley between High Street and St Peter’s Street|
|St Mary’s Church|
|Vicarage Lane, The Ropewalk, Harnet Street, Loop Street, Delf Street, Church Street and Strand Street|
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