Friday, 19 February 2010

Rising Bollards

There I was attempting to cross the road near Parliament at a Pelican crossing and what do I come across but an anti ram rising bollard.

Yes it's truly amazing what we can achieve when we put great engineering minds to work, yes the rising bollard is hear to stay and maybe coming to a street or road near you.

With the threat of terrorism here to stay it is certainly a sign of these times when the authorities have to protect buildings from vehicles that may attempt to ram them.

This bollard itself is a solid cylindrical object that could probably stop a battle tank, it carries two yellow warning strips for the purpose of warning the law abiding citizen and driver.

Have to say do like the brick road way I would have thought tarmac would have been good enough for this part of the capital.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

What a Landmark !

Just dropped off at Marylebone station to find two very dandy bollards at the back of the London Landmark hotel.

This pair of bollards taper slightly from top to bottom and then bell outwards with a top that resembles a pith hat or some might say a part of a females body.

What sets this pair of bollards off though is the paint job, a golden top and nipple with a red underside to the main tapering column. Near the base you'll notice another slightly smaller gold ring almost touching the pavement.

Melcombe Place and the London Landmark hotel certainly have a couple of gems outside the backdoor.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Which came first the Bollard or the Hedge...

There I was on a drive to a block of flats in St John's Wood NW8 and who could believe what I saw in my headlamps but a hedge row full of bollards!

I'm starting to wonder where next, what other places in the capital will spit out a bollard or two where one would least expect.

So I ask the simple question question; "What came first the Bollard or the Hedge" ?

Answers on a picture of a bollard to be sent to