Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fences in a Walled City


When we visited York I, of course, was looking for fences again. York, however, is a very old city that still is (though not completely) surrounded by its old city wall. For quite some distances you can walk along these walls which we did - but this will be for a later post. Today, I'm showing you the fences I found in this medieval city.



Some fences were posh, painted with gold. Others were more ornate, running along the boundaries of a churchyard, and glowing in the evening light.



Others clearly stated "keep out" (or else...).


I'm linking to Theresa's Good Fences at the Run Around Ranch. Do you like fences? Just pop over and find many many more.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like your finds! not sure i'd want to paint the gold features, but i really like the old cracked textures on that last one!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These are great fences and very well photographed too I might add.

Karen S. said...

Where to begin, (all of these would fit wonderfully in a novel)- each stands out perfectly in their own way. Lovely captures.

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! These are all wonderful close up parts of fences. Love the peeling paintwork on the iron fence.

Andrea Priebe said...

For sure protection and privacy were important as well as pride. These fences tell a story in themselves. You must have been in awe seeing a city that has survived so long. I look forward to seeing the posts of you walking on the walls. Wondeerful pictures, Carola ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Quite an assortment of fences. Those old ones have innumerable layers of paint-- probably full of poisonous lead!

Ida said...

Awesome post. I love that you included close-ups. Love the textures, the peeling paint, the gold paint, the chain.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The better to repel intruders, Kenneth!

Very nice pics, Carola.
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Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful captures. The small things are huge in my world and I love the detail you capture and share.

Tanya Breese said...

oh my gosh, these are gorgeous!!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome finds..I like them all! Have a happy day!

Felicia said...

Oh Wow, these are great. I LOVE image 6 and 5 is wonderful too.....they are all wonderful.

Cranberry Morning said...

What gorgeous images! And I love York and it's old city wall and the minster. One of my favorite places.

orchid Miyako said...

Wonderful pictures of fences in "Walled City"♡♡♡ The contrast you showed with your pictures (close-up,too) is awesome♪

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

Debbie said...

aren't "we" all looking for fences, everywhere?? even my hubs is!! i really like how you highlighted the best parts of these fences.

well done!! have a wonderful weekend!!!

Linda said...

Delightful! These are exceptional fence photos.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great photos! Really love them!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Some do look a little intimidating, but all are beautiful and ornate. Lovely collection.