"A fence is a structure to restrict or prevent movement."
I'm reminded of a bad tempered Irish engineer I once worked with who was berating a bunch of labourers. He pointed to the fence around the site and said, "See that fence, it's to keep the other guys out, not to keep you in, feel free to leave at any time!" A real charmer he was. But ever since then I often wonder when I see a fence whether it is to keep something in or keep something out. Either way, none of my first few fences (two were gathered while on the construction hunt last week) is very effective:
And this one is doubtful:
Some fences serve a specific purpose e.g. a swimming pool security fence. I'd like to say those skinny legs in the reflection are mine but no, they belong to my daughter:
The solid security fence protecting Alan Gibbs huge landscape sculptures that I posted about last week.
To keep the birds out???
There are a lot of stone fences around this part of the country, both in town:
and in the country:
Some fences are purely practical:
And then some manage to be both practical and attractive:
This fence marks a spot that means a lot to someone:
And my favourite. You can't see the wires because I shot this from quite a distance but here are my grand-daughters rolling/crawling under an electric fence:
So, whose idea was it to send us out looking at fences? Thanks, Sandra Leigh, (Amazing Voyages of the Turtle) for your imagination. My first construction site photo was taken in the city where I was staying for the last week and a few others were taken between here and there on my way home but most of them I see on a regular basis. Go here to see the fences of the other FSO team members.
Sorry, my post is late. I went away for the weekend thinking I had scheduled it to appear but got the date wrong. Ah well!