Wednesday, July 8, 2015

En Garde?


This must be new. I've never before seen the sign nor have I heard of a fencing club in downtown Ocala. But, it's probably a good warning if you must be there at night. En Garde!

23 comments:

Mo said...

Did you go in?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just so they keep it in the club and don't go sword-fighting all over the streets of Ocala!

Sylvia K said...

Well, my kid's Dad was a fencer -- and more on the US Pentathlon Team and he was silver medalist at the Olympics in Tokyo back in the good ole 60s, but while fencing is quite popular in Europe, I don't think it's that big of a deal here in the states. Interesting to see this sign!!

RedPat said...

It looks like an elegant sport! Quite dashing!

Kay said...

The fencing we've got around is mostly for livestock. Any poking it does is with barbed wire. That there fencing of yours looks pretty highfalutin.

Jack said...

Pretty cool. The daughter of a woman who worked in my office was a fencer and got a college scholarship out of it.

Jack said...

P.S., I like your banner photo.

Randy said...

Nice sign.

magiceye said...

Can you go in and check it out?

Fascinating sport!

Linda said...

I love the name "En Garde". Catchy and a propos. :)

VP said...

Many people carrying swords over there?

llandudnopictures said...

Touche!

Karl Demetz said...

A very "elegant" sign, clean and well kept.
We don't have fencing clubs here, as I know...

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a rather scary sport to me, definitely not for klutzes. ;)

Birdman said...

I'll be weeding in the 'en garden' this morning and repairing some fencing there. THIS is not a joke. I call it work.

Judy said...

We have a fencing club here...I guess we do because I have seen them fencing at the park. But I have never seen a fancy sign like that one anywhere around here.

Sharon Anck said...

I have never seen a fencing club here in the southwest. That's not to say there isn't one but, I have never come across one. I always think of it as a very European sport. What interesting find.

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William Kendall said...

One of my friends has enjoyed doing that. I know there are the odd clubs here for it.

cieldequimper said...

The one sport I regret not having learned. So elegant. So precise...

LOLfromPasa said...

I like the 'touché' comment above :).

Small City Scenes said...

It would be a fun thing to try maybe. You could be the fourth or the fifth Musketeer
MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's an elegant sport to watch. Well spotted Lowell.

Halcyon said...

I've never thought much about fencing. Seems like one of those pseudo-sports to me...

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