Lately, a two-meter-tall black metal fence was put up around a park next to my house. The purpose of fences is to limit the access to the territory. Why was the park fenced? For me, it remains a mystery. Fences limit the free space in the city, squeeze the surrounding world to the size of a prison cell. Everything in Moscow gets fenced: playgrounds, the areas around apartment or office buildings, hospitals, schools, kindergartens. Even the historic center of Moscow – the Kremlin – is also a fence. And, as is the case with any other fence, the access to it is limited.    

Детская площадка рядом с Парком Победы
Детская площадка рядом с Парком Победы
Life Behind a Fence — Евгений Рыжов
Пустырь рядом с частью МЧС
Пустырь рядом с частью МЧС
Life Behind a Fence — Евгений Рыжов
Life Behind a Fence — Евгений Рыжов
Бытовка рабочих
Бытовка рабочих
Парк Победы
Парк Победы
Life Behind a Fence — Евгений Рыжов
Электроподстанция
Электроподстанция
Вид с МЦК
Вид с МЦК
Life Behind a Fence — Евгений Рыжов
Life Behind a Fence — Евгений Рыжов
Коломенский парк
Коломенский парк