Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good Fences



This is an interesting fence for many reasons.  First it is at the top of the highest mountain in Europe, Jungfraujock.  We are 11,333 feet above sea level and yes, it took us a little while to acclimate to the "thin air".  But, surprisingly we were fine in short order.  Second, this fence is movable ... moved to where it is needed because it has a very special purpose. 

As the sign is telling you ... if you go past this fence, you may fall into a very deep crevice.  One can only imagine how deep and thus nobody goes past the fence.  So it doesn't have to be stable or strong, it just has to show you something you need to know :)  Have a great "Good Fences" Day!

24 comments:

  1. that's a good one, for sure! i'd hate to have the job of monitoring those crevices!

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  2. Wow! Great fence, but I think I'll stay far away from there. lol

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  3. Ow, that is a good fence for sure. Very necessary. Your lungs are obviously in good shape!

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  4. Definitely a great warning sign!! You can be sure I wouldn't go any further!! Beautiful place and a great shot!!

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  5. "They" say that fences make for good neighbors, but in this case it's more like fences make for a safe return home. Yikes! Wouldn't want to fall into a deep and cold a crevice... Definitely a good fence!! xoxo Silke

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  6. best to pay attention to this life saving fence. TFS.

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  7. I never go close to an edge, warning or not...being a chicken works for me.

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    1. Believe me we weren't close to the edge ... note that we hardly made it out the door. When it comes to heights, chicken works for me as well :)

      Andrea

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  8. I would be careful there, the fences are for a good reason! Great shots, enjoy your day!

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  9. HI Andrea This is a very different kind of fence. Good one!

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  10. Brrr....just looking at this makes me feel a little colder. Must have been something being up there that high and yes I can see avoiding going past the fencing.

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  11. Wow. What a view - and what a reason for a fence. Thank you.

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  12. Interesting fence ---and thanks for the info on it. I think, perhaps I wouldn't want to be even close to the fence, just in case they miscalculated where the crevice lies under the snow.

    When I was in Cusco, Peru ---also above 11,000 feet ---it didn't take me long to acclimate. But last year when we were in Flagstaff, AZ (7,000-8,000 feet) we didn't feel quite right for several days. I think it was because in Cusco, I was 24, and now I'm approaching 70.

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    1. My friend and I noted that we had a more difficult time acclimating when we were in Colorado too ... hmmmm, makes me wonder, because we are nearing and past 70 in both places. Food for thought :)

      Andrea

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  13. oh that is high up! i like that first shot with just dots of color...that sign would scare me!

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  14. Very cool pictures. Those crevices are dangerous, so better stay away.
    Just a little note - the highest mountain in Europe is the Mont Blanc (15,781 ft.).

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    1. ahhh ,,, vert interesting. I wonder how their signs say that it is the highest place in Europe. Oh well, 11,000 feet is more than high enough for me. Thanks for the information, Carola :)

      Andrea

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  15. Nice variation on fences! Yet another winter has passed here without me getting up to the snow - I got with about a mile of it this year, but then the rangers closed the road in front of me!!

    If you get to Australia I will tell you my version of why the Koala has a small brain - its all to do with energy conservation!

    Cheers Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Fence good, falling off the edge not good. Glad they have that there.

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  17. Now that's an important fence!

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  18. Oh dear, I agree that "chicken" works best for me too. You are so brave to just be up there! It really doesn't matter to me if they are the highest mountain because I would not be climbing it anyway. Maybe in my younger days this would have been a great challenge, but in my older days I like having my feet on the ground at the bottom of the mountain. I must say that your photos from this trip are just wonderful. Now I must shove a few dust bunnies around and think about what's for lunch. You have a fabulous day, hugs, Edna B.

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  19. Still counts as fence - to keep the humans safe for sure!

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