Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Iron Gate Mystery - Good Fences

Beautiful gate, someplace where it snows

I have no idea why this photo wasn't labeled properly. It was in my files, and I tried to find it in sequence, so I could determine the location that way. Here's what I usually do with my photos:

Take photos, and at the end of the week/day, upload them to the computer, filing them under the month's name, e.g. NOVEMBER 2014. Then I do whatever I want to edit the photo, including resizing it for my blog, and save that second photo with several appropriate tags and the month folder which the original is in.

So this photo should have had a file extension with a name like this: gate brick snow england (or wherever), November 2014.  But it didn't.

So now I'm just guessing. Maybe it's the J.J. Hill House in St. Paul...but no, I looked that up and it doesn't look quite right. Then I thought maybe it was the Congdon Mansion in Duluth, MN, but that doesn't look right either. Wherever it is, I do like the gate and that beautiful house, especially those windows on the main floor.

I hope that if this belongs to someone else, they don't sue me.

 In Ironbridge, Shropshire

 Ironbridge, Shropshire

You can see why I'm thinking that the mystery photo could have been taken in England. Then again, I guess they don't have a monopoly on iron gates and brick houses (but I think they do, on drystone walls).

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To  my dear cousin Bobby in Great Falls, MT, I am sorry that it is so cold at your house. Minus 4 degrees F. We're at a balmy 22 degrees here in NW Wisconsin.



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45 comments:

Cattails said...

These are such pretty pictures. Hope you have a nice day and stay warm.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Does it make any sense that I'd think they look British? Guess not.

No matter, they're great photos Judy.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Judy They do look a bit British however I do love the iron work and the stone walls.

Arlene Grimm said...

That is a beautiful fence, no matter where it is!!

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice shots!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Great shots. I love your mystery house. If it's in Britain, it's somewhere they don't automatically build in stone. Picking up on a theme from your other readers, I'd say it looks American; but then I could just be feeling a tad mischievous...

Chatty Crone said...

Well it is a pretty gate with some nice homes in the area!

Jacquelineand.... said...

No matter where or when it was taken, it's a beautiful fence and setting.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful old iron gates, houses and stack stone walls. I like them all. Have a cozy day.

Karen S. said...

Living outside Minneapolis, I knew it wasn't the Hill house or the Congdon Mansion, and the level of the house (it appears the house sets lower) could it be a mansion on Mt Curve, or around one of the lakes here in Minnesota? Where ever it's charming, as are the ones from England, they are beautiful too.

Theresa said...

Love that building and gate... wherever it is:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Linda Kay said...

Hi, Judy..those iron gates on stone walls are always appealing to me, and obviously also to the owners of these places. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

And we're a "toasty" 9 degrees here in the mountains :)

Great pictures, Judy. Hugs to you!

TexWisGirl said...

balmy 22. :D

we're freezing here in texas this morning, too.

love the place, no matter where it is!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the iron fence, looks great.Blessings Francine.

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful iron gate, and yes, beautiful houses, too. Looks very English to me.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

I love black iron gates and dry stone walls, too, Judy. And your photos are wonderful. I wonder if you'll ever solve the mystery!

carolann said...

Great takes.

Ruth Kelly said...

You are more organized with your photos than I am. The iron fences are lovely and my favorite. Lovely homes as well. What are the odds that someone will see these homes on your blog - not everyone blogs or looks!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Very beautiful gates and fences. We are getting snow showers here today!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these beautiful gates and fences. It's 72 here this morning and our high will be 77. The winter blast didn't make it down this far...thankfully! lol Enjoy your day! Hugs!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful iron gates and fences! I hope you can figure out it's proper home...before it drives you crazy :)

Nancy said...

Your photos always pull me in to see more details.

Have you toured the Glensheen house in Duluth? It is a beautiful estate and the grounds are lovely.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Judy, wow what gorgeous houses and gates. I love the houses in England! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!
Julie

happywonderer said...

Ha! If I knew then what I know now my whole photo storage would be so different. Love those iron gates and fences!

Missy George said...

Beautiful architecture..really doesn't matter where it is, I guess.. Thanks for sharing..

SuperLux said...

Great pictures you have here! The gate is a mystic.

Marie said...

I hate that "where on earth was this taken?" feeling! :-) It's a beautiful house and gate!

L. D. said...

I really was glad to hear of your system to save shots. I have two copies also but your way is better. I just know what months spring pictures are and I go to the months to find them. I need to move all my photos soon to a new computer. Most are saved on picasa but just for the last few years.

Ida said...

What a great wrought iron fence and lovely brick house. I love both things, brick houses and wrought iron fences. Can't go wrong with either.
Also that was "mean" of you to tease your cousin (LOL) brrrr...that is cold. It's about the same here as where you are at. Darn that Artic Cold front from Alaska, let's send it back!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lovely pictures! Did the picture not have the date created in the properties? That would be another clue.
That gate picture is quite a mystery, I thought at first it looked English, but then after looking again, I think American. It was the snow and bright blue sky that changed my mind.

Ginny said...

This has a lot going on...a fence and a wall both! But in the second picture, I love the way the fence has this graceful dipping down toward the center.

My Garden Diaries said...

Such outstanding shots you have taken here! What a grand home...I bet they have a lovely garden behind that fence! And such a beautiful blog you have here! Thank you for popping by my blog! I look forward to journeying along with you! Nicole xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love a good mystery! The gate is fabulous wherever it is - what a dream to live there! Love the stone wall :) -4 is very cold. We were in the teens last night....brrrrrrr! Stay warm. xo Karen

Terri D said...

The fence is lovely, wherever it is! You are so organized!! My photos are not nearly as sorted, and I never think to tag them. Sigh.

Felicia said...

wherever it is....it is pretty as are your other images.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

cool & such a fancy fence. i love it!! ( :

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful fence and what gorgeous homes!

Carol Z said...

Your photos are great. I'm dreading when we get to 22 degrees. Keep cozy!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Ah-ha! Thanks for sharing how you do up your photos. Very interesting.

The first caption made me laugh. It snowed this evening here in Maryland. Maybe the mystery house is in, like, Annapolis! Don't you just love screwed-up logic?

Lynne said...

WHEREVER . . . I like!

pattisjarrett said...

I like the mystery gate and the house, too! I hope you find its location.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Love your mystery house and fence. They do look British but I guess that doesn't mean they are in Britain.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Pretty brick houses and FENCES (iron gates)!!!

J_on_tour said...

Nice set of photos.
Based on the stones placed above the windows and the amount of snow on the ground, I think it's USA. However architects over here are a bit radical if they know there's loads of money to spend on a house like that.
I wish I had a bit more time to look around Ironbridge on the only time I was there.

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