Friday, 30 January 2015

A pineapple welcome


Rather lovely ornate iron gates and carved finials like pineapples adorn the entrance to Shipley's Northcliffe Park. Pineapples are apparently a symbol of hospitality and that is why they are often found on gateposts.

6 comments:

  1. They are often found in my fruit bowl too.

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  2. I did not know about the meaning of this symbol . Now I better understand why I found them in some places !

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  3. To day I learned something new about pineapples. Thank you.

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  4. They are symbols of hospitality here, too! That one is beautiful!

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  5. I see a great many pineapples in ornamentation, because of the "welcome" or hospitality meaning, but this might be the most elegant one yet.

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