Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Theme Day: Fences

Today's worldwide Daily Photo theme is "fences." We do not have a lot of fences in Scottsdale, as most people have walls around their yards. This wall, however, also has a fence. There is a fence that holds back the river rock and simulates the waves of either the ocean or a river, under the fish.

This wall is about one mile (1.6 km) from our house. It decorates a wall along Goldwater Boulevard just south of Camelback, near Scottsdale Fashion Square.

I like public art such as this. It makes the city more festive and interesting. This wall is certainly much more attractive than a plain, straight wall, don't you agree?

The reason we have walls rather than fences is that wood fences would never be able to withstand the Arizona sun.

This week we are showing photos of a mussel ranch in Nova Scotia, Canada on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

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18 comments:

EG Wow said...

How interesting that wood cannot withstand the Arizona sun.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is indeed so much more pleasant to drive by than a straight, plain wall.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great great shot. Congratulations!

Halcyon said...

I certainly agree that a decorated wall is more interesting than a plain one. And I like what they've done with this one. Glad you mentioned about the fences too. I had never thought about it, but it does make perfect sense that a wooden fence wouldn't work in such a hot state.

Milton Ostetto said...

Um tema muito interessante, cercas, muros, impõe limites, limitam espaços
abraço
Milton

Rambling Round said...

Quite the artistic fence!

SRQ said...

How interesting that the owner included a fence with the wall. Love those fish!

glenda said...

Wishful thinking on this wall design in the Ariz. desert.

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you pictured this wall. Everytime I drive by here I think I should stop some time to take some photos. I think this wall is so attractive.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do agree Julie, this is a very artistic and creative wall. Perfect for today.

Virginia said...

I love your fish fence today. I let Theme Day escape me this month. Maybe I'll get it together for Dec!
V

Sarasota Daily Photo Splash said...

That's a very cool wall/fence. Didn't expect to see such large fish in the desert. Thanks for posting it.

Jarart said...

Very unusual! I like the added touch of the rocks piled up behind the rusty metal.

Jilly said...

How extraordinary and really rather beautiful. Never seen anything quite like this before.

lewi14 said...

What an elaborate fence! It's really an artwork.

paul said...

Certainly a fence with a difference - great work!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
...there's something fishy about this...

(«Louis» looks forward to seeing the afternoon shot.)

Karl said...

Beautiful perspective, great shot of this artistic wall.

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