Transitional spaces such as passing through a gate or arch, when designed in a welcoming manner, can have a powerful effect on our psyche. Both passages, entries and exits, can be made to feel extra special despite the short span of time required for us to pass through them. Elements of wonder, delight and surprise can be utilized to increase our enjoyment of these transitional spaces making us feel transported to another time and place.
Same arched entrance
Several years later!