Thursday, June 25, 2009


We saw this entrance feature to a residential subdivision outside Bastrop, Texas. We liked it so much we came back to photograph it. It reminded us of the past when a monument marked something special and of interest. It also reminded us that bigger is not always better. The classic column has a bed for a pretty foliage and a light on top so the entrance can be seen at night. The dark stone compliments the native landscape. Be on the lookout for a replica in some of our projects. As Chales Caleb Colton said, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


  1. A sense of entry is so important to establishment of the identity of the place. First impressions, as always, have the largest impact on perception of character.

  2. I like it. It's a nice fit for Bastrop. Can't wait until we get some of our own up in Round Rock!

  3. I love these too. There are a couple still left in the downtown area, in Pease Park and at the entrance to one of the streets off of Guadalupe (maybe 30th?). I love the sense that they create of presence, of entering a separate space --- but without generating a sense of exclusion.