Would you Walk Through these Gates at Night?

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Great photo of ellaborate gates from somewhere. Posted to a Halloween group on Facebook. The photo came up in my Facebook feed from a friend. This was my comment:

I explore and photograph abandoned houses. You can see a lot more in the daylight. Seems a shame to go at night just to freak yourself out about ghosts.

Stone Gates in Neustadt, Ontario


When I was a baby we lived on this farm. I don’t remember it but my Mother does. She says when we lived there the farm had a lot of these stone sculptures. At each corner of the farm property were smaller stone columns which had decorations on top. These gates have been in worse shape each time I see them. There are only two of the four corner columns left now. One has nothing left on top.

But, when we lived there the man who made them had a whole courtyard with much more fancy and labour intensive work. A farmer moved in after us and had all of that torn up. I don’t think there are even any pictures of it. Once I did see the gates in a newspaper clipping. It’s really nice that at least some of it can be kept in pictures.