Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Fences - Louisville's Fleur-de-lis


Louisville was named for King Louis XVI when settled in 1778, in recognition of France's help during the Revolutionary War .  The city also took Louis' lily flower symbol, the fleur-de-lis.  Even today it still remains our most loved symbol as on this fence in historic Old Louisville:


Or on a plaque in a garden in the historic district:



Now to see more Friday Fences, or add your own, go to our host Janis' site at Life According to Jan and Jer .

9 comments:

Carletta said...

The black iron fences are very elegant but I'm more fond of those painted vine covered fences in the last shot! Lots of charm in that little garden.

Marleen said...

The iron fence is beautiful, lovely pictures.

Jan n Jer said...

Love your perspective on the first shot Faye...the fence is beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty fence! gonna have to share this post with a pal in louisiana. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I have to agree with Carletta. The iron fences are pretty but my favorites are the wooden fences covered with vines.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous ornamental fence! I like the intricate work!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

glad you gave us some close-ups. decorative fences. so fun!

finally getting around to commenting on this FF ... away for an anniversary trip. big hugs. (:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I love the iron fences as I do not see that many only the farmers type in my part of life land .

So I am to differ with Brian. Sorry Brian.

To me the iron rods are classy.

Anne Mackle said...

I love these iron fences.