You can’t stop demographics. And show me a fence that ever worked. It didn’t work at Hadrian’s Wall. The Great Wall of China didn’t work. The Berlin Wall.~James Turrell
My photo collection this week focuses on happier use of fences–as creative ways to separate exterior spaces. Here are some of my favorite fences taken during our travels.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Vancouver, B.C.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.~John Locke
California Dreaming, La Jolla.
The wide world is all about you, you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out.~J R R Tolkien
This charming house with its matching fence made me stop in my tracks. Have you ever seen such a pretty spot near the beach?
Flying Point Beach, Long Island, NY
The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.―
I will never forget walking along this beach at sunset one summer evening. The light at this time of day at Flying Point Beach was spectacular. It’s hard to believe that you’re just a few hours from Manhattan.
He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul. ~David Lloyd George
The first time I walked past this house in Chicago, I was startled by the man carved into the brick wall. For a second, I thought he was staring at me.
Lincoln Road, Wayland, Massachusetts
I can attempt to stay on the fence. However, the problem is that the fence is a figment of my fear not a reality of my journey. ―
I have visited this road in Wayland, Massachusetts many times, but it never fails to charm me. I love its low stone walls, open fields, and graceful oak trees–such a quintessential New England scene. Besides, I love meeting all the friendly and very happy dogs along the route.
I hope you enjoyed my collection of fences from the United States and Canada. Are fences in your part of the world made of stone, wood, metal or some other material? Are most houses set behind high walls or low fences?
Thanks to Ann-Christine for this week’s challenge, and to all of our participants for their responses. Amy will post the next challenge on Saturday, September 15th. For more information on how to join the challenges, click here. Most importantly, remember to TAG your post ” Lens-Artists ” so it appears in the Reader.
And finally, have an inspiring week!