Categories Gates The Orphan Gate Posts – Les piliers orphelins Post author By avril Post date November 24, 2016 5 Comments on The Orphan Gate Posts – Les piliers orphelins Such decorative gate posts as these must surely have been attached to a gate in the past. Des piliers aussi décoratifs ont dû sûrement servir de support à un portail autrefois. Tags decorative gate posts ← The American Memorial – Le mémorial américain → Our First Saffron Harvest – Notre première récolte de safran 5 replies on “The Orphan Gate Posts – Les piliers orphelins” They must dream about ‘the good old days’ or perhaps in France speak, ‘ times of grandeur’ You wonder how long the gate has been gone. We often see huge gate supporting posts at entrances to wine growing land or with a house up a short/long drive. But they are without the gates and without any sort of fencing around the edge of the land – just the pillars. Perhaps like us they are waiting for an artisan to come measure and give a ‘devis’ for a wrought iron gate. We shall just have to paint our old one again. Maybe they just were worn out and needed to be replaced. Interesting find! @Helen – Yes, you’re probably quite right! @William – I couldn’t even see where it had been attached! @Lesley – Artisans are hard to come by! Jean Michel has just very cleverly added an extra bit to our back gate to stop any more burglars. I’m waiting for it to be painted before I put up a photo but the weather isn’t very propitious! @Bill – Maybe but that look a little lonely. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.