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One of the things that the French do well are gates.  Here in Provence you can see all kinds.  There are graceful ones that look like they lead to a chateau and little stubby ones that sometimes lead nowhere.

We put in an electric gates several years ago.  You would think that with such a fancy gate, it would be painted and look lovely.  But no, apparently the style in some neighborhoods is rusty gates.  To my eye, mine needs attention.

The first one is mine and the last one is my favorite one in the area.  The other ones are gates that caught my eye.

But today I am adding one more gate.  My friend Pascale sent me the picture.  Her Mom and Dad lived in this building. It is in Aix en Provence.