Thursday, 20 January 2011

Message on a Bollard...

If you are ever around Knightsbridge/Brompton Road have a little wander down Montpelier Street and just take a walk around the residential quarter of this rather twee almost country like village that sits in the heart of London.

Well I happened to be dropping somebody off in the "sherbet" (sherbet-dab slang for cab) and I came across a rather simple looking bollard with a message/communication attached. It seems the local council have finally found another use for bollards. Now this bollard is cylindrical in shape, ribbed and tapers on the third quarter to a near ball shaped top. The shape of the top is important for it stops passers by placing cups or rubbish upon but it doesn't stop the local council attaching a note that only a child or a dwarf could read.

Whilst writing this short piece I couldn't help but think of the that song by the Police "message in a bottle" so hence the rather corny title of "message on a bollard" and then I realised that the place I'm sitting at was where a heist took place at the safe deposit boxes back in the late 80's or early 90's, call the Police.

Bollards of London...

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