Calgary: Fun, Funky, Quirky Fences

Recently I was asked by CBC Calgary to do a piece on the design and architecture of houses in Calgary.  In the process of looking at my library of photos I discovered a bunch of fun, fun and quirky fences. 

I then contacted David Peyto (regular readers may remember he is attempting to walk every street in Calgary, as of April 9, 2017 he had completed 452 walks covering 3,600 km) to see what he might have in his library of photos. Soon my phone was buzzing like crazy in my back pocket (I kinda liked it) as Peyto’s images kept coming in. 

I immediately thought this would make a fun photo essay. So here it is.

Peyto's Fences

 Silver Springs. This is Peyto's favourite, around the corner from W.O. Mitchell School. There is a welcome rock, a light and a doorbell for the neighbourhood cats and dogs. 

Silver Springs. This is Peyto's favourite, around the corner from W.O. Mitchell School. There is a welcome rock, a light and a doorbell for the neighbourhood cats and dogs. 

Hawkwood 

Bridgeland Riverside

 Altadore

Altadore

  Arbour Lake

Arbour Lake

  Woodlands

Woodlands

  Thorncliffe

Thorncliffe

 West Hillhurst

West Hillhurst

  South Calgary  

South Calgary 

  Sunnyside

Sunnyside

  Killarney

Killarney

  Inglewood

Inglewood

Fun Fence Quotes

“Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence.” Carl Sandburg

“The fence that makes good neighbors needs a gate to make good friends.” Anonymous

“The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want in.” Arthur Brisbane“Security is a double-edged sword: While a fence sure protects the fenced; it also imprisons the protected.” Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Careful as a naked man climbn’ a barb wire fence.” Cowboy Proverb

 

Everyday Tourist's Fences

  Parkdale

Parkdale

 West Hillhurst

West Hillhurst

 Altadore, River Park 

Altadore, River Park 

  Hillhurst

Hillhurst

 Hillhurst

Hillhurst

  Beltline, Thomson Family Park

Beltline, Thomson Family Park

 Sunnyside 

Sunnyside 

 Downtown 

Downtown 

  Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant

  Sunnyside

Sunnyside

Last Word

If you have a fun fence image…I’d love to see it.

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