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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Wrought Iron Fences
Lately I've been very interested in wrought iron fences. It started with my (minor) obsession to find the letter S in architecture. Fencing and ironwork is chocked full of my fave letter, but I also noticed many interesting patterns and designs in the fencing. The most ornate I've come across was when I was in Ottawa around the Parliament building. Mostly I've photographed fencing around my neighborhood, there is a lot to see!
Upon further investigation there is a dizzying amount of information online but the best site, I think, is the This Old House page which also has ideas on how to decorate. It's short, sweet and to the point. I hope you like the pictures and I'll leave you with these two fence factoids:
-"Wrought" is the past tense form of the verb to work which is no longer used, now we use "worked" (via Wikipedia).
-Iron working can be traced as far back as 3,500 B.C. in Armenia (via iron history page).