Friday’s Mystery Slide – vol 4

The gilded gate beckons

So, last week’s edition was a bit problematic, as the surroundings were rather tricky to identify without knowledge of early New England architecture.  Hopefully, this week’s mystery slide is a little easier, as it is not placed in New England…

Where is this gate?

These ladies are dressed stylishly, walking from the parking lot through the gate.  I’m sure that someone will identify this gate rather quickly.

For extra credit, around which year was this slide photographed?

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Mystery Slide – vol 4”

  1. I was beaten to it. I was going to say if it wasn’t if Versailles, it is definitely in some Europen Franco-Prussian capitol.As for the era, the 1960s clothing are similar to the revival clothing in Europe today. However the cars are definitely 1960s, so unless it is a revival – that is my guess the sixties.

    1. I figured that you would definitely have gotten this one. You make it tricky for me, as I’m trying to find the balance between making it too easy and giving you a headache 🙂

      1. The time I saw the post ,there was someone who answered already! So much things to do & I felt like I have so little time. 🙂 Anyhoo, i always look forward to this.

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