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Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Good Fences # 28 Sensible Fences

My offering began at Chicago O'Hare Airport, where we traveled "across the pond" and arrived in London, England just a few years ago.

GOOD FENCES
Greetings-
London, England, where hardly a fence can be seen on our vacation disk.






Of course, we discovered a most famously important gate.  Do you know where it is?



My daughter, at Buckingham Palace.


We actually met a tour guide at the Tower Hill Tube Station for a Jack the Ripper tour along the streets and alleyways of London's Whitechapel district.


Tower of London
and more necessary fences.

"A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower." - Rudyard Kipling


But once you travel beyond the city of London, 


a hint of remarkably old, yet hearty and quite lovely fencing unfolds.

33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

fine and grand to necessary to just quaint and gorgeous! loved this set!

Karen S. said...

Tex- Thank you! It was a lovely trip for us! So fun being able to relive the moments of it.

Ruth Kelly said...

Love your photos of the UK.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wow!

Is that a private house in the last pic? What a nice garden fence!
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you know you're cheating, using on those walls when the theme is fences. Shame on you. tisk tisk tisk

Cloudia said...

Well done!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Margaret Adamson said...

Loved the variety of fences you had in this post. great last shot.

DeniseinVA said...

It was so much fun to see these Karen. Great photos! And in that last shot? That's my house, if only :)

Debbie said...

a little bit of everything here. i love the last image, reminds me of home!!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of images! The last shot is my favorite!

Ida said...

Great series. Buckingham palace would be fun to see. Neat entryway gate for sure. Loved that last shot. It's so pretty and peaceful looking.

Ida said...

Great series. Buckingham palace would be fun to see. Neat entryway gate for sure. Loved that last shot. It's so pretty and peaceful looking.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Well, that was very cool!

Tanya Breese said...

oh these are great!! and how funny, i think it was denise in va that posted the same gate today! your daughter is pretty!

Tanya Breese said...

oh these are great!! and how funny, i think it was denise in va that posted the same gate today! your daughter is pretty!

Jeanie said...

My time in the UK has been all too short and I am eager to return. Your photos only make me feel more so!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would give both my ovaries to see the Tower of London!!!

Wait...I don't have 'em any more. Well...Maybe I could ask Bud to donate something. [wink]

Great images Karen.

JJ said...

I love the UK. On our last visit, just by chance, we saw Prince Charles entering Westminster Abbey. Great photos!

Marie said...

Such marvelous fences! What a great trip!!!!

Felicia said...

wonderful fences and gates.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

You tally-hoed!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fabulous photos and a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing the fences! Hugs, Diane

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ahhh, London! What a beautiful city. I love the cottage/house in the last photo. The "tree" looking vines by the front door is a clever idea.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful collection. I am so happy I was right about the Buckingham Palace gate. Your daughter is so pretty. Lovely set!

Karen S. said...

Thunder- Yes it is! I wouldn't mind owning it!

Karen S. said...

Christa- I agree their landscaping is beautiful!

Karen S. said...

Tanya- I know, when I saw her post I had to laugh. Imagine posting that in the same week!

Roan said...

Amazing fences. We don't have any like those around here. Your daughter is a beauty!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Old, yet hearty fences are the best Karen :)I remember standing in front of those very impressive Buckingham Palace gates,London is such a fabulous place to visit.

Carola Bartz said...

It's so wonderful to see all these places again. Is the last picture taken in the Cotswolds? It looks a bit like it with the honey colored stone the house is built of. Very beautiful - I love the wall as a fence, so typical.

Amy Burzese said...

What a great post full of royal-like fences!

Susan (ABON) said...

What an awesome place, and beautiful fences!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Oh wonderful fences and memories -- I did recognize that famous gate! My favorite photo from our London visit is (I swear) the picture I took of the back of the Tower of London while we were waiting for a bus... there was laundry strung out on a line from a tower window (the back of the building where the guards live). There was something about that homely touch in this historical building that just made me smile.