Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Dragon Gate

Viking Warrior

Dragon Head

The Dragon Gate

This is the new and very impressive wrought iron gate at the Handen Museum. You have seen photos from the museum a few times before. It is owned and operated by Agnes & Martin, who have a Viking festival here once a year. Martin, who works as a Blacksmith have now created this fantastic work of art, that shows a Dragon fighting with a Viking warrior. I believe that David, the apprentice from yesterdays post have helped out a bit.

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are really beautiful!

Rob and Mandy said...

Fantastic! We have a lot of dragons in Barcelona, the early 20th century modernists (the local equivalent to the french art nouveau) were quite taken with the beasties. And there is a dragon in my post for today. No vikings though.

Lowell said...

Now that's what I call a gate. Amazing skill exemplified here. Dragons have always been scary creatures, I guess, even though no one has ever seen one. It's a good thing the Vikings were around to take care of them.

Honest Abe said...

An amazing gate. Made of iron and needing lots of maintenance paint to prevent it turning to rust. Nice photo. Like the angles.

Paul in Powell River said...

Very nice piece of work!

Kelly said...

This gate is wonderful! I love the details- especially the dragon!

Dindin MK said...

Cool gate. I haven't found something like that here, anyway. ;)

Steffe said...

Spot on Lowell!

Andy said...

Not only is the gate impressive... so is your photography.

Gordon said...

Very impressive; there is so much detail. The blacksmiths are very creative and skillful.

Lola B. said...

Beautiful!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Now that's an amazing gate, the smith is a great craftsman.
Paul

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are so talented Steffe, brilliant gate.