04 April 2008

Tree trunks?


Villa Les Roses was built in 1910. The photograph below shows another entrance to this lovely house in Cap d'Ail.

Notice the gate posts above. They appear to be tree trunks but are, in fact, fashioned in concrete. You see this on terraces in the south of France. Instead of wrought iron railings or carved balustrades, you have what look like criss-crossed branches of trees but are actually concrete made to look like wood.

5 comments:

pjwilltravel said...

If you didn't tell me otherwise, I would have thought they were real trees. Very cleaver.

George Townboy said...

Very cool. But the question I have is, why do they do that?

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I too would have thought they were tree trunks! :)

Jilly said...

Goerge I don't know the answer I assume people wanted the natural look of wood but in something that lasted. I'll find out!

George Townboy said...

Thank you Jilly! My post card arrived in yesterday's mail ... thank you so much!! I love it.

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