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November 10, 2007 / Bo Mackison

Monkey King Gate


Metal monkey kings
Arms curved, crowns atop their heads
Downtown protectors.

This gate was seen in downtown Indianapolis, found across the street from Monument Circle and Indiana’s State Capitol Building. I call it the monkey king gate. Can you make out the monkey’s face with it’s arms curved around his head and the crown atop his head in the center of each panel? I’m sure there is a technical name for this style of metalwork, but for this post, monkey king will do.

Indianapolis, Indiana
June 7, 2007


  1. schoggigepfeli / Nov 10 2007 12:15 pm

    lovely shot 🙂

  2. Jersey Guy / Nov 10 2007 1:11 pm

    Well seen, both the overall pattern and the “monkey” faces. Love the name you’ve given it. Well captured.


  3. Nature Gal / Nov 10 2007 1:32 pm

    excellent capture, and interesting to realize what might be hiding in architecture 😉

  4. truddle / Nov 10 2007 1:38 pm

    I think Monkey King is very fitting – and what a happy monkey he is! Nice capture.

  5. kellyd / Nov 11 2007 2:45 pm

    gorgeous! 🙂

  6. One Way / Nov 12 2007 9:25 am

    Love these patterns; the nice tight crop really shows it off well. I must admit I didn’t see the monkey until I read your commentary 😉

  7. barbara / Nov 12 2007 2:11 pm

    Thanks, everyone. I was pretty amazed that little monkey popped out. I think he slipped me a wink and a sly smile.

  8. ankush / Nov 12 2007 3:30 pm

    lovely abstract!

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