Sunday, May 26, 2013

Daytripping: Gates



The Van Wickle gates at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, are opened only two times each year.  They are opened inward in September to welcome incoming students and opened outward on commencement to send graduating students into the world.

17 comments:

Andy said...

Interesting trivia on the gates that lead to higher education.

Sharon said...

That sounds like a nice tradition. I love getting a glimpse of this prestigious university.

cieldequimper said...

I hope there are side entrances!:-)

Kate said...

Gorgeous gate, beautifully photographed.

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful gates that could only be at a university or brewery. Interesting tradition with gates. Fine post.

William Kendall said...

That is impressive workmanship!

Virginia said...

Beautiful gates and such a nice tradition!
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RedPat said...

I like tradition like that!

Doronette NF said...

Great shot Jack !

Randy said...

Beautiful entrance.

Bob Crowe said...

Maybe the only thing regular at Brown?

LONDONLULU said...

Those gates are gorgeous. I've never been at the Brown campus, shame on me. Beautifully captured.

JM said...

What a gorgeous entrance! Love this shot, Jack.

LOLfromPasa said...

Impressive, Jack. Love that tradition.

VP said...

Nothing is better than some bricks and a nice ironwork!

jennyfreckles said...

What a lovely tradition. And what a beautiful place.

Madge Bloom said...

Thanks for the visit Jack... I'm a class of 68.. hard to believe it's been 45 years since I graduated HS! As to my health, I've more or less quit giving updates, as I know it gets boring for people when there isn't a lot of positive things to say, so unless a person asks, I don't say much. I am still struggling with the clots, although that's getting better slowly. The thing that seems to be hardest is getting my strength back. It's now 6 weeks since the fusion surgery and I still feel weak as a kitten most days... I see my orthopedic tomorrow so I hope he'll send me to some PT so I can get to feeling stronger... thanks for asking and your thoughts and prayers.