Originally uploaded by Robbi Baba.
The fence is 8 feet tall (I think this requires agreement between neighbors) and presents a very smooth surface to would-be climbers. I can't imagine a cat getting over this, or even a normal human.
It doesn't provide total privacy. You can sort of see through the gaps if you move your head back and forth, but after a while they'll have replanted the trees, vines and shrubs on their side anyhow.
All in all, a very beautiful fence indeed.