It's easy to notice all of the architectural gracefulness in a city like Santa Barbara. But, thankfully, there are a lot of mysterious little details that are begging for an explaination, like this Frankenstein of a gate on De la Vina.
Obviously, someone wanted a planter in there, but I still can't think of any logic that would have made the design of current structure make sense. It's a perfect example of the awesome little gems you tend to find in much older (and bigger) cities. As for franken-gate here...I'd love to hear the story behind it. Drunken handyman? Architectural Review Board on hallucinogens? Time travel?
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