Thursday, September 10, 2015

Traveling Roadside Fences

Along the interstates, there are so many fences, so we took a few shots to join in with Theresa for Good Fences on Thursday.





I have no idea where each of these was taken, but how fun to have a purpose for those many miles of driving, just get out the camera and take a few shots. I'm guess most of these are created as sound barriers for the houses on the other side, or maybe just for looks along the roadways. The first one was the best of these.

Have a great Thursday, my friends, and be sure to visit others who have joined in with Theresa.

Linda Kay

26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great fence captures. I would assume the houses on the other side of these walls are happy to have the sound barriers. Enjoy your day!

Lea said...

I like the first one best, too. Beautiful blue sky!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Eileen is right, those walls make for much better living on the other side!
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Gail said...

Looks like they would stop a car.

I think the first is my favorite.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I like the first one, too- and I would imagine they serve a great purpose as sound and sight barriers...I definitely would not want to look out my window and see a six lane highway as my view! But I probably wouldn't live in town anyway..I'm too used to my country life.

Linda W. said...

Yeah, I like to pass the time on long drives by taking photos too (that is, if I'm not the one driving!)

Tom said...

And the taggers haven't found them yet.

Mike said...

Ah, the sound walls. People along the highways want them. People not along the highways don't want their tax dollars paying for them.

I can see I-270 from my backyard. There is a sound wall that just stops short of blocking the highway from my backyard. I tried to get it extended when it was being designed. But I needed more than 65 db of noise in my backyard to qualify. I didn't quite make it.

TexWisGirl said...

i'd hate to live along a busy roadway, so can understand that need!

William Kendall said...

One sees them along freeways here, and they are sound barriers.

Stephanie Faris said...

Those fences are pretty much everywhere now, aren't they?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Nice fences! Blocking sound is important for making life liveable near those freeways and highways!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

The top one is very attractive to me (smile).

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

we seem to see the most unique fences while traveling. folks sure are creative. ( :

Gosia k said...

interesting and look like in Europe

Marie C said...

I know they cut down on the noise for the people living on the other side, but I also love the fact that they keep wildlife off the highway!

The Yum List said...

They sure are some sturdy fences.

Carola Bartz said...

Definitely sound barriers. I also like the first one best.

bj said...

I would hate to live close to one...
Re: tobacco baskets....what do you call them ?
They were used until about 1980 (i think),
to take tobacco to ...wherever they took it. LOL

http://www.inseason.com/baskets/tobaccobasket.html

I saw an authentic one sell for over $1,700. ....so I am going to TRY to make one like Lucy did....

Ida said...

You did a nice job snapping fences on your drive. I do like the stone wall in the first shot the most too.

Stephanie said...

Great fence finds!

bettyl-NZ said...

What great fences to see along the way! I never thought about blocking noise, but that makes sense.

Janice Adcock said...

it is fun to look for the fences.

Paula said...

I like the first one too. I've never lived where they have fences to block the noise and never thought of it.

Indrani said...

Sound barriers are a nice concept especially for hospitals. Great captures.

Rose said...

Definitely sturdy fences....and it breaks the boredom to capture fleeting images.

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