Cape Bonavista coastline fence
I generally like fences visually, not theoretically… 😉
They make a delimitation between spaces and create a focal point to an image that otherwise would not have too much visual appeal. In photography, they can split an image into layers of interest, and often create nice patterns, too.
Here you will see a type of a fence that I believe you haven’t seen before – and it really delimiltates two different environments. It’s the Cape Bonavista coastline fence, that separates the town of Bonavista from the rough water of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.
It starts here on this windy tip of the Bonavista peninsula,
… and it continues all the way along the coastline, protecting the populated area from the danger of the turbulent water.
Luckily, the shore is very rocky and gets somehow an additional natural protection. But the houses are so close to the water… I honestly wouldn’t want to have my home there.
In some areas there is nothing but the beach and waves. It’s the fence makes this place inhabitable.
The Cape Bonavista coastline fence is made out of wood, and I believe that the Newfoundlanders have to maintain it often…
As you can see the wood is quite massive, but the water is continuously rough there and the fence is so, so close…
… and here is a gate to the sea – It was surprising to see this gap in the fence… it is also so visually interesting 🙂
All these images of the Cape Bonavista coastline fence are available as art prints at Fine Art America, for your wall or home decor. Here is an example on how one of them can look above the living-room sofa, but I think that a series of them would be more comprehensive… Just click on any of them to see all the options.
Pick-a-Word Thursday’s Special: Inhabitable