Making an entrance

@Fleura (16787)
United Kingdom
August 17, 2021 3:50am CST
Whenever I’m out and about around the village, naturally I have a look at other houses as I pass. I like to admire other people’s gardens and take note of good ideas. But some things just make you think ‘WHY?’ This house is one of those. The entrance looks like Fort Knox. I can’t imagine why anyone would put an enormous fence like this, with a massive security gate, right in front of their house. Do they breed wolves or something?? And how does anyone get to the door? Unless they leave the gate unlocked, in which case it seems rather pointless. I’m glad I’m not trying to deliver anything there! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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@kareng (41393)
• United States
17 Aug
It is very private. I guess they don't want visitors!
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
They certainly give that impression! I wonder what the post-man does?
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@kareng (41393)
• United States
17 Aug
@Fleura Perhaps they have a P.O. box at the local branch?
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
@kareng It's very rare here to have a P.O. box, they are not available in post offices in general.
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@CarolDM (153836)
• United States
17 Aug
Maybe they were burglarized and want to feel safe. I understand privacy.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
I can understand privacy, but that thick metal barred gate is something else. What are they keeping in there?
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@CarolDM (153836)
• United States
17 Aug
@Fleura Their business I suppose.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
@CarolDM I guess, as long as they are not hiding anything illegal. But it sure does look unfriendly and ugly as you walk by!
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@maratai (5959)
• Indonesia
18 Aug
Yes, you are right, this house looks very closed with a big fence at the door. Looks less attractive and not good. Looks a bit claustrophobic, it seems they are too afraid of thieves.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
It really does look like a prison. And yet there is nothing at all in front of the other ground-floor windows, you could walk right up to them and look inside!
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@maratai (5959)
• Indonesia
19 Aug
@Fleura You are right my friend, the gate looks like a prison. When you see it makes you short of breath
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
19 Aug
@maratai Yes you would be wary of visiting there in case you couldn't escape!
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@rakski (99311)
• Philippines
18 Aug
a nice house but the gate, oh goodness
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
Ugly hardly comes close, does it?
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@rakski (99311)
• Philippines
18 Aug
@Fleura maybe the ones living there are celebrities. ahahaha
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
@rakski They must be very minor celebrities to buy a house only a few metres from the busy railway line!
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@moffittjc (100249)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Aug
They either live very private, secluded lives, or they are doing something highly illegal! haha
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
Since that house is not exactly secluded but is very close to neighbours and right next to a footpath I suspect the latter.
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@moffittjc (100249)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Aug
@Fleura Depending on what that illegal activity is, and how lucrative or profitable it is, you should knock on their door and tell them you want a piece of the action! haha
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
19 Aug
@moffittjc Tomorrow I will be walking past after dropping my car off at the garage. I will see if I can get a closer look.
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@BelleStarr (61444)
• United States
17 Aug
It does make you wonder what is going on behind that gate for sure.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
I think I will have to come up with some pretext to go to the door!
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@BelleStarr (61444)
• United States
17 Aug
@Fleura I would love to hear what you find lol
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
@BelleStarr I think I will collect up some junk mail and then go and 'deliver' it there, probably while wearing a wig LOL
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• China
17 Aug
Don't know what possessed the house owner to do so.Maybe it was a design copied from what they saw in a movie.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
It's quite horrible, and the ugly sections don't even match! And they leave their car on the outside of it which is even more peculiar!
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• China
18 Aug
@Fleura I think you are not alone in having a curiosity about why the house owner would do like that.Maybe their neighbours can help you lift the veil of it.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
@changjiangzhibin89 On Friday I will be taking my car to the garage, and after dropping it off I will walk home up the path right past that house. I will certainly dawdle past.
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@vandana7 (86535)
• India
18 Aug
You give me hopes of getting that gold out of Fort Knox someday. LOL Seriously, the family may have a nasty dog or there may be some mysterious thing going on about it somebody needs to investigate and write a story.
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@vandana7 (86535)
• India
18 Aug
@Fleura They need to be sued. They are making me speculate and waste my precious time.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
@vandana7 I will be walking past that house on Friday, I will try and get a closer look!
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@Dena91 (15265)
• United States
17 Aug
I think that they either want privacy, or perhaps one day were victims of a break in. I kindda like it for privacy.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
I can understand the desire for privacy, but the space enclosed by that enormous fence and thickly-barred gate must be only about 3 or 4 square metres. The shorter fence panel you can just see to the right borders the railway! Inside that would feel like a prison not an enjoyable private garden, surely! And why didn't they put the fence around all the house?
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@Dena91 (15265)
• United States
18 Aug
@Fleura That is a good point, a fence around the entire home.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
@Dena91 Because as it is, you could walk right up to the other ground-floor windows and look inside!
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@dpk262006 (58732)
• Delhi, India
18 Aug
Those who are residing in the house wants to feel more secure, therefore, they would have made these kinds of arrangements. It is their personal choice and I think others cannot do much about it.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
No we can't do much about it, only wonder... if they are so bothered about security, why didn't they fence all around the house?
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@dpk262006 (58732)
• Delhi, India
21 Aug
@Fleura It's their choice. May be they didn't like the idea of fencing.
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@oahuwriter (17028)
• United States
18 Aug
Probably, got valuables to protect and privacy.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
Maybe, but then why don't they put the fence all around the house? As it is you can just walk right up to the other ground-floor windows!
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@oahuwriter (17028)
• United States
20 Aug
@Fleura I don't know. Maybe they'll build more around their home.
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@Anqaya (2198)
• India
18 Aug
Maybe they are breeding wolves....big huge wolves in there. Hahaha just being sarcastic. Maybe they are afraid of covid a little too much.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug
I don't think that gate would stop covid, in spite of those thick bars!
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@Anqaya (2198)
• India
19 Aug
@Fleura I'm being ironic dear. Lol.
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@moonandstars (54745)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Aug
it looks suspicious or just lonely. not sure.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
They surely don't get many visitors!
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 Aug
@Fleura that's for sure.
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@LadyDuck (355397)
• Switzerland
17 Aug
I do not know the reasons why people would do something like this, but it looks UGLY!
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
Doesn't it just. I wonder who lives there? May have to arrange to pass by more often just to see!
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@LadyDuck (355397)
• Switzerland
17 Aug
@Fleura It is a pain every time they have to go inside their home. It would interesting to have a look at the owners.
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@youfiq (2245)
• United States
17 Aug
sometimes they want to protect the privacy of their family, or maybe something more secret and they can feel comfortable, maybe they are afraid of someone peeking when they are bathing or being dressed openly in the yard. such a high fence is normal for me
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
It really isn't normal here. Most people have just a low fence or wall around their front garden, and although many people have gates at the front they often leave them open. This gives the impression that something really dodgy or dangerous is going on there!
@S4mmyboy (3498)
• Mumbai, India
17 Aug
Well there can be many reasons why they put up such huge gate... The owner doesn't want people to know of their activities ..definitely some activities which he doesn't want people to know about.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
I wonder what goes on there?
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@Tampa_girl7 (46812)
• United States
17 Aug
That is odd.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
It is strange, and ugly!
@hotsummer (12888)
• Philippines
17 Aug
yes that gate or fence is very high indeed. specially in your country that would look weird indeed. but here in my country, houses having fences and gate are just normal. How I wish it is not the case as i love seeing open concept where you can see the front yard or garden of your neighbor. but then most houses here don't have garden at all.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
Plenty of homes have fences and gates or walls, but usually those are to indicate the boundary and perhaps to keep pets in more than anything else, at least at the front of the house. This is very unusual.
@marlina (131434)
• Canada
17 Aug
All I can say is that is sure ugly,
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
Our thoughts exactly! Why would you put that right in front of your door?
@iKONICNoona (1803)
• Philippines
17 Aug
I thought that was your house. And from the way I see it , looks like its heavily guarded with tall gates and all.
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@Fleura (16787)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug
No, it's practically the total opposite of our house - we don't have a gate or even a fence!
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