Here at Danielle Fence and Outdoor Living, we install hundreds of feet of various fencing styles from vinyl to aluminum to wood every day. We often wonder what is done around the world for fences and what some of most unique and bizarre fences are. In our searches, we’ve come across many wonderfully unique fences! Welcome to the beginning of our new blog series, “Fencing Around the World”!
Love Lock Bridge – Paris, France
Both sides of the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris, no longer resemble much of a fence. Instead, you will see over 500 feet of padlocks and key locks. Since the early 2000s, tourists who visit the site have attached a ‘love lock’ to the chain-link fence.
These locks typically contain different messages and names, allowing visitors to display their love for the world to see. Anytime a lock is added, the key is thrown into the river to symbolize their unbreakable bond. Holding nearly 1 million love locks, the fence was sure to make our list of influential fences.
The Green Monster – Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
This towering fence calls Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, home. The Green Monster is the left-field wall of this grand ballpark, and is famous for not only its size but its green color! The fence was built in early 1912 and was originally constructed out of wood. Since then, it has changed from wood to being made of hard plastic and other vinyl materials.
The Green Monster helps to protect Fenway Park from people who try to sneak into the baseball games, but it’s also known for helping protect passersby from those high flyway baseballs.
The Dingo Fence – Australia
The Dingo Fence is the longest in the entire world! This impressive fence measures in at 3,400 miles long. That is only 106 miles short of the distance it would take to get from Florida to Brazil!
The fence was built in the early 1880s and then was reinforced in the early 1900s. It was created to safeguard sheep from dingoes in the area and has been a saving grace for farmers and ranchers all these years.
Thank you for joining us on this edition of “Fencing Around the World!” Stay tuned for our next edition as we share more of the most unique and wackiest fences across the globe!