Monday, February 15, 2010

Guardhouse


This is a guardhouse for a "gated" community. Unfortunately, there is no gate and no guard!

26 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

Unfortunately, there is no gate and no guard!

Good, that means it's safe there!

If there were a guard, he wouldn't have much trouble finding that door, would he?

afv said...

The red door really stands out...I guess the guard is somewhere else... LOL.

brattcat said...

That red door has magical properties, I think. No more protection is needed.

Louis la Vache said...

Thinking ahead to when they might need a gate and a guard?

Hilda said...

LOL! I think I have to agree with brattcat. Very striking red — love it!

Don and Krise said...

No guard? What will they do when there's an uprising? What about hot pursuits with golf carts?

Kate said...

The red door truly is the focal point. No gate and no guard, methinks, bodes well for your community since it obviously does not need it.

magiceye said...

so very picturesque

Small City Scenes said...

It's a cute little place. I bet one could live there. Just put some curtains on the windows..........MB

Olivier said...

belle maisonnette, on peut pas louper la porte rouge ;)

VP said...

So the barbarians are allowed beyond the gates...

Wolynski said...

Good thing there's no guard or gate - why live in prison? Amazing how a red door can brighten things up.

Irredento Urbanita said...

It could be a nice and warm mini cafeteria.

Regards

Valery

B SQUARED said...

I guess the economy is hitting all sectors.

jusdealem said...

I've always called them 'guardshacks'...but this is definetly not a shack! Very nice. Love that red door!

Lois said...

I do like the red door!

Halcyon said...

I guess they were looking forward to better days when they built this one. I like the red door though.

Jarart said...

One thing it does have is a very red door! Which is ok with me, I like red doors.

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is a really cute little guard house. I love the red door.
& your photo captures it so nicely with the striking shadows too.

Marie said...

Cute! I would rent it, it would be big enough for me :-)))

cieldequimper said...

So what IS it for then?

Tricia said...

could it be... HAUNTED?!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - I think it's a symbol of what might have been...This is the entrance to a group of villas called Stonewood Villas. They're very nice. But I have a feeling the folks living there didn't want to pay for a guarded gate. Maybe in the future, but I doubt it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What good is a gatehouse without a gate and a guard?

But that red door is really flashy!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very red. Do people have trouble finding the door?

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I love the cheeryness of this photo! (Is "cheeryness" a word?)

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson