Thursday, July 28, 2011


07.28.11 by colemama
07.28.11, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Gates are plentiful in Naples - an effort to create ownership, but also creating a division between 'mine' and 'yours'. This gate is somewhat transparent, allowing the illusion of openness and inviting entry, but there are other elements that obviously signal otherwise. As an owner of a private (and very expensive) beach home that sits in public view, I imagine I would also seek to create my own space with such devices.

My thoughts, though, go to the gates that keep out the very people we want to engage...setting up barriers, making folks jump through unnecessary hoops, and generally discouraging forward movement! Unfortunately, most of those gates are within our power to open....and we can't see the forest for the trees....keep pushing away at it though! Naples, FL

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