Saturday, 27 March 2010

What a Pair of Bollards !

Have a look for these two bollards in Alderney Street SW1. You would be forgiven for thinking that we were in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea when in fact we are in Pimlico and the City of Westminster.

These two bollards are very ornate and certainly look a lot older than the usual standard Westminster bollard we are used to seeing littering the pavements across the borough and protecting Gov't buildings.

Ornate, older and certainly different bollards of Alderney Street they are.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Bollards of BP...

There I was filling up my taxi-cab at the BP petrol station on the Finchley Road and what do I notice but these yellow coloured ball top bollards marking the boundary of this very popular petrol station.

It seems that even the oil companies have got in on the act and decided to produce these rather odd looking bollards, although I must say they do seem to complement the newish green colour/branding of the worlds finest oil company.

These bollards mark the boundary and sit on a square base, with a slightly tapering cylindrical column painted white with a yellow ribbed ball planted top. Why the ball at the top well my guess is that it stops people placing cups or cans on them.

Notice in the background the local council bollards?

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Set in Concrete...

The quest and the journey for the ultimate bollard of London continues and low and behold what do we find just off the Gray's Inn Road WC1 but a Camden Council concrete bollard.

It is smooth to touch and very simple to make for this would merely require a mold and the correct mix of concrete. In fact the simplicity of this bollard makes it look very attractive for it is a real change from the cast iron type we are used to finding on the streets and roads.

Coming soon legal bollards yes the even the barristers have got in on the bollards...