Watergate has a lot to answer for, as soon as wrote 'Retro Gate' that once was a word 'gate' becomes a suffix for underhand spooks and phone taps. Unlike this MBC Gate, phone tapping and other assorted forms of eaves dropping, sadly, never goes out of fashion. What happened to good manners? Perhaps it still exists in some vintage form behind this near-bucolic wrought iron gate that leads one on to Mosman Bowling Club. The jaunty paint scheme, the latch and the straight & narrow path all do their bit to reinforce the idea that privacy might be another word for honour.