Friday, July 20, 2012

Park Fences

On one of the hottest afternoons we have had here - and we have had PLENTY of hot afternoons - we decided to take a drive to photograph a few murals I had seen not far from home.  As we were approaching one of the murals, trying to decide where to park so I could get the best shot, we pulled into a parking lot and discovered a new, still under construction, park dedicated to the Battle of Great Bridge.  That visit is a story for another day...but this fence was a nice bonus.  I am not sure why there were 2 distinctly different styles of fence running together - there was no explanation- but I am not one to complain when a gift like this is dropped into my lap!





Linking to Friday's Fences.

19 comments:

Beth said...

hi there. i really enjoy the 2nd & 5th shot. the angle & all. such a great fence. looks like splinter city. ouch! (:

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

It sure does make you wonder why they changed fence styles midstream, but... truly wonderful photos!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Interesting fence! But I agree with the first commenter - I wouldn't want to get too close with all those splinters!

Pix said...

Nice close ups and texture shots on the fence Linda! That is a great fence. You are a stronger woman than me to get out in this heat to snap pictures. I put my camera up till one heck of cold front comes thru or Fall arrives... :)

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...these are great fences...so rustic with wonderful texture. Love your perspective on the last two shots!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes these old fences - can you imagine what stories they could tell?

TexWisGirl said...

lovely!!! really like the 2nd type, although here the ground moves so much that those rails wouldn't stay in those holes for long!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

superior images once again Linda. I never tire of viewing your blog and your photos.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the fences. I especially like the last two photos!

heyBJK said...

I like them both! Very cool fences. Nice angles for your shots, too.

Red said...

Awesome shots. I always wonder how they split long pieces like that?

W. Latane Barton said...

I love a rail fence and that one is unbelievable, two different styles all in one. Wow

kaye said...

Very rustic looking

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Both styles are so unusual, so rustic and rural..Well shown here Linda.

Elaine said...

Fabulous photographs of some beautiful fences. The way you have captured the texture of the wood is great - and I love those wobbly lines!

Terri Buster said...

Both very cool fences- that second one looks like a lot of work!

NixBlog said...

The first type of fence looks quite ferocious - we don;t see that type here in Australia. The second one is more like our old style fences. Well-spotted, Linda.

Rita said...

Awesome, Awesome shots. I would have been over the moon with this lucky find.

These are my favorite kinds of fences. Rough, weathered and easy to see through.

Faye said...

The fascinating thing about split rails is the view you get when you see it from any other angle than straight on. It looks like a big jumble and only makes sense when you look at it straight ahead. Great closeup shots. And as for the two fence styles, think a lot of time it's more function than consistency in the design.