Thursday, March 05, 2015

Gates on Pvt. Beach lanes off ECR

Last Sunday I went for a brief drive on ECR (east coast road), with one of my visiting cousin and the other who drive me always, and as a part of ride, I come across few by-lanes (between VGP and ECR Link Rd) that led to private beaches. I like visiting these lanes from very long back, and I enjoy the quietness and isolation provided by these lanes, all lead to deserted beaches.  Couple of times, during the days I used caliper shoe, I went there to practice some walk in the empty roads and have taken trails in my power wheelchair when it was newly bought.

It’s been long time I checked these lanes and beaches, so decided to do it in the afternoon of Sunday. As we turned into one of the lane, I was left in awe to see the road that were once pretty, was almost damaged (due to work on underground drainage) and looked uneven to drive. But I enjoyed doing off-road on the cut across road in our mini cooper (Suzuki Swift) and spent some time on the end of sandy beach. I find at least a couple of eatery, ice-cream vendor and a balloon shooting at the end of few lanes that open to beach.

While come back from one of the lanes, I suddenly got an idea why not capture some of the gates on the lane to use at the good fences meme. There are many farm houses and private guesthouses on these lanes, and each enclosed with a pretty/neat/variant gate for each of the entrance. I captured about 10 gates, but all from the slowly moving car as I hesitate to halt in front of each gate and to be not warned by the watchmen or captured by the CCTV! So only half the photos came out decently to share here: 
A planked gate gives a look of modern  

Gate in style of picket 
Gate to an open plot
Sliding Gate
A sliding gate... adorn by a beautiful kolam/rangoli
Linking this post for Run a Round Ranch's Good Fences


TexWisGirl said...

oh, these are beautiful gates and entrances! thank you, jeevan!!

Karen S. said...

A great collection of so many styles!

ladyfi said...

What lovely gates!

Stephanie said...

Wow, excellent choices for fencing images. They are all wonderful. My personal favorite is the first fence.

George said...

You've captured a nice variety of gates here. I'm glad you can still get to the beach along these lanes. Too often beac access is denied by gates.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

So you had a fine day out :)
My favourite is the picket style gate :))
Have a wonderful day

Ida said...

Such a wonderful array of different gate entrances. I think my favorite is the first one but then I was also drawn to the white picket gate.

L. D. said...

They are all such great gates. I would hope you police are not that touchy for you to be taking photos of things. I am sure they would question you for intent.

Betsy Adams said...

Great for the Good Fences Meme, Jeevan... Love all of the gates....

AND--I'm so glad that you were able to get out.. That beach sounds wonderful.


Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Jeevan,
These are some fancy gates and compound walls - wow! Does Silver Sands still exist? I have been there once or twice.
I like the placement of your copyright on the pillar of the compound wall in picture # 4. The Kolam in picture # 5 is very nice - hopefully, hand-drawn :)

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Pooja Mittal said...

i am thinking about the lane which has these calm and beautiful gates
Happy Holi

Margaret Adamson said...

Marvellous selection of gates and fences

Destination Infinity said...

The first gate looks different and cool :)

Destination Infinity

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely gates all, Jeevan!

Felicia said...

great selections Jeevan. I really like the fourth one.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the gates each one different from each other.