Stile & Dog Gate ~ South Downs Way ~ Ditchling Beacon

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eleni iak. on November 30, 2008

Ηi Nick! At first I thought it was a monument..Very interesting..

Nick Weall on November 30, 2008

Hello again eleni - no the style you climb over - step onto the plank and climb through the gap above - then if you have a dog with you - you grab the handle to the right of the gap and lift that piece of wood up and the dog squeezes through the gap made below.

MaryAlice on November 30, 2008

This is a fantastic capture of such an interesting creation. I am to assume that many people have canine companions accompanying them here? It is a fantastic idea, and one that I have never seen before. I'm glad that you explained it above, or I never would have figured it out.

The view is also marvelous!

Beautiful indeed!

Greetings from the USA,

Mary Alice

Nick Weall on November 30, 2008

Hi Mary Alice the side I took the shot from is a fairly wide open bit of the South Down Way (A walk) and humans and dogs have free passage - there were sheep too in occupation the morning I was there. The style leads over to a lessor footpath and I guess the idea is to save humans the problem of picking up large dogs to carry over the style - hence the lifting bar - I haven't ever seen one elsewhere - but I guess that there must be more around Sussex at the very least.

Thanks for your kind words and friendly greetings

May M. B. (Swissmay) on November 30, 2008

Nick, I like your gallery and I just love your gate photos. They are so typical about the England I know. I can underline every word, Jim said in your gate photo with the horse covers. I have added you to my favourites and hope that you will show many more photos for us to enjoy! Best wishes, May

Nick Weall on November 30, 2008

Then we shall be like pigs in clover Swiss May coz I love your stuff too. Yes Jim has a rare way with words. I will try to bring you more as time rolls by ~ I worked on three of four farms for a while when I was young and retain a soft spot for all such things. Gates I certainly have a few more of - just don't want to overkill the gallery in one go. So I look forward to remembering Switzerland through your lovely gallery too. I have spent many happy times in Switzerland - it has so many beautiful spots. Kindest friendly greetings May and thanks for your gallery.

silgab on November 30, 2008

Excelente trabalho! Uma fotografia lindissima! Muitas felicidades

Nick Weall on November 30, 2008

Agradecimentos do poço outra vez para seus palavras mais do que amáveis e cumprimentos amigáveis

Cheers Gab This is computer stuff so don't kill me if it is all wrong!

Argenna on November 30, 2008

Interesting photo.I like it.

Nick Weall on November 30, 2008

Hi argenna

Thanks for your kind words and greetings

©MarioGutiérrez on December 1, 2008

Very nice composition...

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Nick Weall on December 1, 2008

Hi Twister - thank you for your compliment - I'll take a peep now at your invitation ~ friendly greetings

Marcello Mento on December 1, 2008

It's very very good Nick, I am like this one. Ciao, Marcello

Nick Weall on December 1, 2008

It is nothing compared to your work Marcello - but it very kind of you to say so ~ Thank you friend Ciao

What a lovely capture Nick!! Just fantastic colours and total composition!!

Cheers, Kostas

Nick Weall on December 1, 2008

Good Morning Kostas - good to hear from you ~ and even better to read your kind words ~ I crept up on this once and pounced before it could move! on December 2, 2008

I like this picture. The theme in the foreground is very interesting. The landscape is also very nice.

Greetings from Germany

Nick Weall on December 2, 2008

Hi Digga hope you are well today ~ thanks for your kind words ~ friendly greetings

Paula K on December 2, 2008

Nick, this is a brilliant idea. Walking my dog last summer we came across a metal stile, there was nowhere for my dog to get through! I had to lift him over and he panicked and ended up with bruised ribs. I won't do that walk again. How nice to come across a bit of forethought!


Nick Weall on December 2, 2008

Yes it is a brilliant idea ~ I wonder how many places there are that have this type of style/doggy gate - they were designed especially for you ~ but you decided to live in the wrong area ;-) (But your area is so beautiful too)

All the best

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