Kingsbury Place Gates

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Sometimes I have a hard time judging a particular building’s architectural style, but other times, like in the case of the massive, imposing Kinsbury Place gates, I have no problem. This is as Beaux-Arts as you can possibly get. Designed by the great Thomas P. Barnett, the gates show a distinctive German Beaux-Arts school, that is hard to quantify. It just reminds me of Germany, as well as the Lake Charles gates.

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By the way, these are considered historic depictions of dolphins. Yeah, people didn’t know what dolphins looked like several centuries ago.

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Ah, but the great surprise is this wonderful bronze statue, which reminds me of Adolphe William Bouguereau’s Birth of Venus.

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The gateways are incredibly narrow; a Porsche had trouble making through the pylons as we walked by.

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The keystone even mentions the builders besides the architects, probably built around 1902.

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