A Lost Art – Fences

Back in the day some readers got frustrated with me for posting fences. They didn’t think they were worth the space. I couldn’t disagree more. This is a lost freaking art. These fences are beautiful. That’s all I have to say about that.

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  • Totally with you on this – beauty in ordinary things is a tragically lost idea.

  • Is there really no place to get these anymore? I’d like to get some nice iron fencing for my place.

  • I’m with PoP. And besides, it’s your blog, you can post what you like!

  • Totally with you, as well. I rent in the basement of a gorgeous Mt. P rowhouse, but the chain link fence around the small yards all but ruin it!

  • I’m with you on this, PoP. Keep the fences coming!

  • binpetworth

    Love this feature! I continue to be enamored of nice fences (the one on 13th across from Tubman school which you’ve featured before is a fave).

    In that middle photo, are some of the points missing off the top of the fence, or am I just not seeing them? Otherwise, this is gorgeous.

  • There’s certainly something Franco-Oriental going on in that pattern, I suspect.

  • Yes, the iron fences are magnificent. Anything to turn the tide against the ickiness of chain-link, so pathetically gross.

  • At first look, I thought this post was titled “A lost art- feces” – I need more caffeine.

  • austindc

    Truly beautiful freaking art. I love building elements that have so much pizazz!

  • In the overly-litigious society we live in today, I’m surprised that those metal spikes are allowed on fences at all anymore. I can just picture a bunch of teenagers horsing around while walking down the sidewalk, when one of them gets shoved toward one of those fences, and ends up bleeding to death after being impaled.

  • I had a friend do a backwards header off some front steps (he was drunk and the enclosure around the front porch was low) and MAN was he glad he did not land on the fence. It looked kinda like this but with more spikes.

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