Friday, December 11, 2009

Fences near the Ashby BART station

A sign posted on the fence around the Ashby BART station (in background) by the Elsewhere Public Works Agency. You are encouraged to click on this one to read the words.
I was very happy to see this after an exchange with Cláudia yesterday in comments about fences and walls.
Fence walking

Dog in fenced-in yard

Looks like I may have more drawing time soon.

17 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

why the fences that exist for a bad reason are so atractive to us ?
SOON OBSOLETE . is this a promisse ?

ArtSparker said...

A promise, a prayer?

Kay said...

break em down :)

ma grande folle de soeur said...

Funny :)

grrl + dog said...

I love these type of signs... wish there were more of them

Cláudia said...

Hi, Susan! I have mixed feelings about fences and walls. For example: I live in Rio and recently there have been a hot debate about building walls around the big slums seated in our many hills and mountains. Surely, that's awful, and I feel sick about the very idea of walling the poor and ugly.

On the other hand, how sparkling it is for our imagination the very existence of walls, fences, towers, fortresses, etc. Without them we could possibly see everything at the same time, but is it a good thing to achieve such a velocity, such broadness of vision? I wonder...

The "fence walking" picture is so charming, it made me feel like a child again!

Oops, this comment is getting too big! I will land a full stop right here: .

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia - Our limitations give us something to bounce off, resist, remake, and are a project doomed to failure since boundaries ultimately fall.

This in rio - with walls- sounds like the original Jewish ghetto where the word came from, in Venice

snoble24 said...

wow those pics are something

Titus said...

Three photographs of delights, but I actually laughed aloud when I saw the doggy on the right of the impossibly neat-painted bungalow. Cheers!

Ginga Squid said...

Love the doggie!

Celeste Bergin said...

"Soon obsolete"---how nice!

lettuce said...

nonchalance viability?

i'm going to have to think about that

subby said...

Fences are merely a deterrent. Like laws, they are there to protect but sooner or later someone's gonna break it.

Don't fence me in!

And did you call the number?( ducks shoe... )

ArtSparker said...

Subby -

I have already been initiated into the Jejune Institute, one of the tentacles of the Elsewhere Public Works Agency.

AJ "Rohzi" Ellington said...

hahaha. Loved the fence walking.

"Soon obsolete." Ha. That sounds like an Apple Mac advertisement blow against PC's.

jasmine said...

I love quirky places like this. i will have to take some pictures for you next time I visit Eel Pie Island.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I'm always looking at signs and must say have never encountered one with the promise (or prayer) of 'soon obsolete' - what a hoot!

kudos to the sign maker for their language skills!