Being a Realtor in the Tallahassee, FL area, a photography amateur, a live=long resident and history buff, I’ve always had a fascination for gates. Especially old gates. Tallahassee dates back to the Spanish settler days, could that be where the trend to have stone walls, and gated entrances originated? I’m not sure and should probably do a little digging to find out. None-the-less, I am still intrigued by gates, fences, at least the unique ones.
I’ve decided to post a few of these pictures I’ve been collecting along the way in “The Gates of Tallahassee Series.”
One of the first ones I wanted to post was in Los Robles. An historic community in the heart of Tallahassee. The very name sounds old, and it means “The Oaks.” One drive through there, and you will see those stately oaks and the historic homes carefully placed under their century year old branches. This gate impressed me, not for it’s size, it looked to be a mere 5′ tall at best, but because of the archways, the peep hole and iron hinges on the wooden slat door. It certainly fits the Spanish influenced neighborhood of Los Robles.