Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
I had noticed this gate, leading to a place called "Archers' Court," a long time ago. It is one of the many old or oldish properties we cannot afford. I wonder who can. I had noticed it a long time ago, but a few years ago I noticed it again and I had a shiver. The gate to Archers Court does not only look elegant with its worn out wood, it looks unsettling and frightening. Maybe it was because the day was overcast and cool, but I think the gate itself, with its bars (and enough space to throw arrows at you) is scary. Back in 2009 I blogged about a mysterious door. Well, this is a mysterious gate. It does not completely hide the property behind it and its garden, but it is guarding it all the same and the bars give both the gate and the place a menacing look. Like long, sharp teeth in the mouth of a monster. Archers Court, or at least its garden, could be a great setting for a scary story. I want to see it around Halloween time. It is a long time away, but I can't help but think of the holiday when I see this gate. It looks like the perfect haunted place.