Thursday, May 8, 2014

English Chuchyard Fence


One of the most beautiful fences I have ever seen is the one around the churchyard in Chipping Campden, a small market town in the English Cotswolds. Chipping Campden itself is a very cute town with an old market hall smack in the middle of town. The church is off High Street, but still very close to the center.


I noticed the fence right away. It's highly decorative. Moreover, even though the church is close to the center, it was so peaceful and quiet here. Almost no one was walking here and the only sound I heard was the birds singing. Even though this was more than 25 years ago, I assume that it is still like this. Some things thankfully never change.


The black color (with some rust) of the fence contrasted beautifully with the typical honey colored stone of the Cotswold houses. Almost all the buildings in this area of England are built of that stone which gives the entire town a very warm feeling - even in the rain.

And the spiders, of course, liked it here, too.


Since it is Thursday I link up to Good Fences over at the Run-Around-Ranch where fence enthusiasts get together and show off their fences.

18 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful. The charm (and the calm) reaches out through my computer screen too.
Thank you.

barbara l. hale said...

Love that fence and your photos of it, especially the cobweb. Wonderful!

Andrea Priebe said...

These are beautiful pictures, Carola and the one with the spider web is exquisite. Now that I have said that, I have to tell you that this fence reminds me of a picture I saw in the Life Magazine when I was a kid. There was a fence just like this one and a painter had fallen and impaled his hand on it ... They had to cut the fence to get him off of it ... not a pretty picture. Sorry, but that is what I thought of when I saw it :( Don't let that spoil your memories of it :)

Andrea @From The Sol

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shots! love the focus, lines, shadows and the light on the web!

thanks for linking in!

Cheri said...

OMG - LOVE the spider web photo!!!

Sue H said...

A lot of church railings were removed during WW2 to supply metal for the 'war effort' - many were never replaced. The railings for our large parish chuch in Rugby town centre were only just reinstated in the last ten years or so. It's debatable as to whether the metal was put to war use or if it was just an excercise in boosting morale, with every little community 'doing their bit'......?

orchid Miyako said...

Beautiful English Chuchyard Fence♡♡♡ Wonderful close-up too!!! Your spider shot is magnificent, I wish I could take pictures like yours :-)

ps> Thank you very much for your question. Koi (こい・鯉)is Japanese for carp. I think people in foreign country must use Japanese for the fish like "bonsai.盆栽" for potted tree.
We call the carp streamer "koi-nobori. 鯉のぼり", which means "carp go-above".

Have a Lovely Weekend, my friend.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Susan said...

Hello Carola, many thanks for visiting my blog. You have taken such beautiful photos of the churchyard fence. Every which way and have added to its beauty :D)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This post and photos are absolutely perfection!!! [love the last shot]

Poppy said...

Like you, I have a thing for fences: black, white, rusted, wooden or iron, they all contain their own sense of style and drama and this one is perfect in its construction, complete with webs and rusty brilliance!

Have a great weekend!

Poppy

Debbie said...

so very beautiful, i like those shadows!!

and charlette's web!!

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! Loved all the fence shots but that last shot with the spider's web is stunning. Have a great weekend.

Brian King said...

Great ornate fence! Beautiful shots!

Raggedy Creations said...

that's a lovely fence. cool spider web shot.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous photos
of them amazing fence
and then the web
all wonderful!

Annabelle said...

Wow Carol, love the gothic fence arch with the spider's web!Spider's webs are difficult for me to photograph, you did a beautiful job.

Annabelle : )

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Really wonderful the structure of the fence and amazing with the spider web. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning, stunning pictures!! I love the fence and I love the spider web! You are an amazing photographer! Hugs ;o)