Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fences of Beaufort

For the past few weeks we've been strolling through Beaufort's Old Point where gates, trees and gardens abound. The subject of this post is fences.

We begin our walk by descending ivy-covered steps.
Fences come in all shapes and materials...

Brick with a lattice design is common. I especially like it when homeowners place objects atop the walls.
A combination of wrought iron and brick...
Does the fence surround the garden or the garden the fence?
Another brick fence but its post is covered in some form of stucco, maybe a coquina?
Flowers and bushes continually peek through
I love the parallel between the house veranda and the fence
Some houses have walls for fences, but blooming plants continue to accent them
This was one of my favorites. I'm not sure what this type of fencing is called, but I remember it from the, uh-hem, 1950's? Anyway, notice how the bark from a bush or vine has been woven in and out of it...
The design is much more impressive in person
More brick and wrought iron plus a small retaining wall
You can tell this house is on the water. Note the encrustation that has formed on the top of the wall

These appear to be older bricks due to the curvature of their corners. I can't help but wonder, is the wall supporting the plants or the plants the wall?


Michael823 said...

Just a comment on the fence from the 50's. You were wondering what it was called, OLD!!

I was there as well.

Love the post, thanks.

Looking forward to Part 2 from the Victorian.

The Victorian Parlor said...

This is great! I love all the pictures!