Barbed Wire Defence

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire is definitely something twisted, something that doesn’t maintain a straight line. Between the old and beautiful buildings of South-Africa you can often find spikes and barbed wire, intended to keep people safe. It does look like some places go to extremes for safety but I guess it is necessary in some cases. In the military science of fortification, wire obstacles are defensive obstacles made from barbed wire, barbed tape or concertina wire. They are designed to disrupt, delay and generally slow down an attacking enemy. They are definitely not desined to be beautiful or appealing.

To think that the use of barbed wire was intended in war situations and is now being used to protect houses or alleyways. Barbed wire is undeniably an invention that has changed property and ranching, prisons and concentration camps, and defence and snares.

I wish they could invent something “prettier” to don the gates and walls of properties. What would be even better, would be if this twisted wire were not needed anymore.

Barbed Wire Defence
Twisted Barbed Wire

20 comments

  1. I can’t imagine having to live in a community full of ugly barbed wire. I saw it in JoBurg in the nice suburbs and thought it was awful to have to live in fear or perceived fear. Kind of like the all white hated communities here in the States. A sad reality.

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  2. And I complained when my neighbors in the Philippines have razor barb wires on top of their fence. Didn’t realize you guys do them too in your country. A reflection of the world we live in.

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