Thursday, June 12, 2014

Good Fences #12

     Gates for Water with fence half an hour away from my home;
They are located very close to the brass band concert last Sunday. Thanks to Theresa's meme, otherwise I wouldn't have paid much attention to these various types of gates for water and thought about the importance of their roles. 
"floodgate, lock gate, water gate, etc";  I checked these with picture pages, maybe these two just be called water gate. These two types are lying alongside the bridge we past. As it was after the concert, our car stopped long enough for me to take pictures.

I thought these high pole things are mysterious;) So, I called the city office and had a kind answer. Long wire type things are inside the light green poles which are used to shut and open the gate under there. (Whum, maybe it must be a rare type gate...)
Thank you very much for stopping by;

Linking this post to Good Fences. 



20 comments:

Linda said...

This is fascinating. Thanks so much for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, great fence finds. They look similar to the gates that open the dam here. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Roan said...

Good Morning Miyako, This is an interesting post. Nothing quite like this around my area. Have a wonderful day!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. This gate looks interesting. I don't think I've seen (or noticed) such gate before. I would wonder what those high poles would do as well. Glad you asked city office and found out :-)
Have a great day, Miyako san!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I learned something today...interesting!!

bj said...

A very nice and interesting post...

TexWisGirl said...

very interesting gate! i like that you called the city to inquire about those green post structures. :)

thanks, miyako, for sharing these!

Felicia said...

these are very interesting Miyako. thanks for sharing. have a great day.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love how the color green softens the industrial feel of these. Thank you for sharing the view from your side of the world.
Rinda (Maria)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Thanks for sharing- cool gate!

Andrea Priebe said...

Very interesting post Miyako ... the fence around the poles and the poles having such a unique role in the closing and opening of the water gate ... I would never have imagined it. Thank you, I learned something new today :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
At least I like the color of those water locks!
Pieter thinks there are steel cables inside for lifting the lock; rolling over a pulley.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

marilyn said...

very different types of gates and fences...glad you got photos and information...a great post for us....

Gail Dixon said...

Very interesting and nice color. To think you took time to find out what those tall structures were...and got an answer! I try to avoid calling any govt agency at all costs. You're like a reporter, wanting to get your facts straight before you hit Publish. I like that!

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako san!
Thank you for good fencen of officially city gate.
Okaradani kiotukete kudasai mase
mochiron Otosamato- Miyako san!

Karen S. said...

Very nice photos, these are very important places too!

Christian Perrin said...

I ended up here through Theresa's 'Good Fences' page. That is a serious and sturdy gate there! I guess it would need to be to keep all the water in the ocean out! :)

I like that you called the city council for answers - it goes to show your commitment and passion about this blog!

retriever said...

Hello,A very interesting post.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

I enjoyed reading and seeing your photos and great that you found out more by calling the Council.
Love the pretty green colour of the locks.

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't it fun the way blogging causes us to keep our minds active. I find myself asking more questions and looking up more things because I wish to blog about them. Fascinating information about the way the locks work.