Edinburgh has a lot of fences, but it is easy not to notice them. Most of them are black, and on a rainy grey day they kind of blend in. However, since my eyes seem to be trained on fences - after all it's one of my favorite thing to photograph - I saw many of them - too many to take pictures of them all.
They were all wet and shiny the day we explored Edinburgh. Surprisingly they were all different; I guess fence designers had (and perhaps still have) to be quite inventive. Of course the black looks good with all the old buildings and against the green that seems to be everywhere, in lawns, parks, trees.
If you put a little red phonebooth (aka a pencil sharpener) in between like my daughter did (remember the traveling phonebooth? It came with us), the color really pops, especially on a grey day.
This one probably was my favorite fence, and so I also took pictures of it without the phonebooth.
Beautiful, isn't it? You can spend an entire day in Edinburgh just looking for fences and take pictures of them. If we had had more time...
I like the long spires on this one - and no, this is not the same one as above. The middle spires were set lower in the fence. Little details to set them apart from each other.
This one, though, was the "sharpest" of them all - literally. I discovered it up at the castle, probably used as some kind of defense. It thought it was pretty neat.
What better thing to do with all these fences than linking up to Teresa's "Good Fences" at the Run Around Ranch?
Fences are also available in my shop -
both as photography prints and as cards.