Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friday's Fences - Fog Over the Battlefields


I am lucky to live so close to one of America's top tourist attractions - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is where the famous battle of the American Civil War took place in July of 1863. Whenever my hubby and I get the chance for a day or night out together, we normally end up in this quaint town less than 30 minutes from our home. We like to go to the Dobbin House Tavern for a cold beer and a sandwich, which is what we did on this cold and foggy day. Because of the weather, Gettysburg was like a ghost town. I didn't mind though. It was nice to take photos without all those tourists in the way!

This particular fence is called a "worm fence" because of it's zig zag formation. It was and still is a popular type of fencing used in this part of PA because of the rocky terrain. There is no need to dig post holes, which makes it quick and easy to build.

To see more fences, fence on over to Jan's Blog and have a fantastic Friday!

21 comments:

Carletta said...

I like the quiet and introspective of a foggy day - this is a beautiful shot!
Your composition is lovely.

Liz said...

Lovely composition & capture! It looks kind of eerie.

That corgi :) said...

That is a great picture! So neat that you are so close to such an important part of history! I would imagine it is nice to go when it is not "inudated" with tourists (but then of course tourists are always nice for the economy :)

very nicely done!

betty

Linda said...

One of my absolutely favorite kinds of fences...beautiful shot! Glad you told us what the name of it was...I didn't remember!

Kathy said...

A very quiet beauty.

Beth said...

great shot. i love the fog. can you imagine what it was like so many years ago? wow. (:

Tracy said...

Great picture. It draws you in. You can sense the quietness and calmness of the picture.

Jan n Jer said...

I have to start conversing with you before I post from now on..we think too much alike! This is a great shot...love the foggy errie feeling you captured!

Joe Todd said...

I've eaten at the Dobbins House Tavern.. Great place then off to Boyd's Bears some interesting photo opportunities there.

Colleen Cardwell said...

The girls and I had dinner at the Dobbin House in August. It was a bit dark,but the food was delicious! We were hoping for a bed, but were stuck in a quaint little corner table.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

This image just oozes history, absolutely gorgeous shot! Love it! One day I WILL make it to Gettysburg, I just have to! =)

Marie said...

Stunning photo! The peacefulness of the old battlefields are so haunting, and this has that quality.

Emille said...

The mood of your pic is very mysterious and fits so well with your story!

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Photos are great.Thanks for sharing,love your post,Joann come and follow me back

Faye said...

My favorite kind of photo--very atmospheric with just a few really strong elements like the tree and fenceline here. Lovely work, Kelly.

Clytie said...

What a lovely and evocative shot. I've never seen this type of fence before, we don't have ones like that here in Oregon ... at least that I've seen.

heyBJK said...

That is just beautiful! Great shot! Love the lighting.

kaye said...

perfect :) I'll be gone on Monday so I'll miss Quotography :( I'll check in with you on the next week.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the tree and fence against the foggy sky!

Rose said...

Oh, my I am glad I took a minute to scroll back through...I didn't get to visit all fences last week cause we went and got our granddaughter.

This is a wonderful, wonderful shot. I so love it.

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