Call me nit-picking, but if you wished to erect a gate near to an existing Fire Hydrant, would you really place it here?
This is 300 metres from our house. The red Hydrant has been there for about 8 years, and the owner of the house (in the background) has chosen the same spot to make a new entrance to his property (no idea why).
He could easily have constructed the new gates a metre or more to the left, there's plenty of room; but no, he had to put them right behind the Fire Hydrant.
Bright or not so bright; for you to decide! (no prizes for guessing what I think)
p.s. Lady Magnon has just suggested that he might ask the Mayor to have the Hydrant moved, because it's obstructing his new gateway.