Where in Zurich is the most aggressive

the city's image, no. 021 – fences In a world without malice and theft there is needed neither door locks nor the garden. Basically, that would be welcome, b

Where in Zurich is the most aggressive

the city's image, no. 021 – fences In a world without malice and theft there is needed neither door locks nor the garden. Basically, that would be welcome, but there is then no wrought iron art, we at the fences and bars of the 19th century. Century can be admired.

A masterpiece of this art has risen to the Clariden street next to the Congress house, the fence of the Villa Rosau. Long he was neglected, unkempt and rust-eaten, now, however, he presents a meticulously restored in elegant Black. On the occasion of the construction of a new office building, which is now guarded by the old fence and ennobled was. There is a fence is to remain to Stand.

The fence of the Villa Rosau now protects the construction against uninvited guests. Photo: Urs Jaudas

His posts are rods braided iron. Perched at the top of a kind of airy crown; by ornithologists rather than bird cage interpreted. Between the poles of the rods to form waves, which can make water-shy seasick. At half the height of these waves in slender rods and ends in a lance-shaped top to the actual purpose of the fence. Some of the peaks have a Tulip-shaped sheath, other barbs or a screw thread.

Beautiful crime fighting

So art may be full of this fence, his message is tough: Crook, robber, shrub thief, if you come over here climb on slots, we give you a belly. Self-intrepid burglar to swallow at the sight of it empty. You should have next to your tool such as a cutting torch and chain saw art in mind, you have to admit, however, Nice to be fighting crime, not conceal.

A Detail of the Rosau fence. Photo: Urs Jaudas

A road and another fence catches the eye. He's guarding the Red castle from the Belle Epoque and works with straight bars and little ornaments stricter than the Rosau fence. With his tips, the bard bright and morning stars the same, are reminiscent of the battle of Morgarten, which takes mainly the burglars from Austria to the cutting. As if the deterrent wasn't enough, extend to half the height of the grappling hook in the direction of the sidewalk and scare subtle passers-by. This is the most aggressive fence of Zurich.

The fortified fence in front of the Red castle. Photo: Urs Jaudas

In the neighborhood Close to many opulent iron stand fences. There were in the 19th century. Century, the Rich low – in the heyday of wrought iron art. They also wanted to stay 1892/93 independently, and the incorporation in the city, and thus the salvation of the impoverished village of Aussersihl rejected. They probably took that in Aussersihl those lived, against which they placed the expensive fences had.

The iron fences in the other Quarters are to be obtained in the rule is simple: straight, thin rods with spikes on it, which are often spiral or Lily - shaped, or tortuous, like a flame. But the main thing is that the houses shield today with hedges. This pleases the Green and the gardener, do not offend one of the burglars, because they will see how the owner of the house against them has been prepared. With video cameras, clear. But how else? Barbed wire? Fighting dog? Land mines? Snake pit? Since some of the safecracker wants to return to the good old days: in the past wars, although dangerous, pointy, but you know what it is.

The column "city" is dedicated to all of the many things that have made it in Zurich in a public space is cozy and the shape our image of this city in Good times and in Bad. She always appears in the middle of the week.

Created: 04.03.2020, 14:55 PM

Updated Date: 04 March 2020, 14:01

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