This week's subject for the Friday My Town Shoot-out is Fences - chosen by Sandra Leigh of Vancouver. Why not drop in on her blog and see what fences she chose.
When I came to think about fences there wasn’t much I could find of interest; most of the interesting dividing lines around here are walls rather than fences, so I have cheated a little bit. (What are rules for if not to be bent a little?) So, apart from the first couple I have selected some photos which show the spaces between the fences – in other words, the gates and stiles! I hope nobody minds.
Fence upon fence on the Isle of Lewis.
This was once part of a fence but all that’s left is the remains of a post.
The fence of a grand park but I cannot recall quite where it was – somewhere in England if that’s any help!
An unusual type of gate that tips when you put weight on one side –
It is designed to stop sheep getting through and to make the unwary walker, not used to such a system, fall flat on their face. These two examples are on heathland near me on the Wirral.
This gate is also quite close to my house.
This heavy stone block keeps the gate closed and stops the deer getting through on a Derbyshire estate.
Here’s a smaller version (and yes, I know it’s in a wall not a fence).
The top one just about qualifies because you can see bits of fence on top of the walls! They are called kissing gates – a very common form of gate on footpaths in England and Wales. These are on the Lleyn Peninsula, N Wales.
This stile is also on the Lleyn and has a most unusual dog friendly gate next to it.
And, also on the Lleyn – at Llanystumdwy - my favourite gate ever – a brilliant hand-made rustic gate.
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