Welcome to bollards of London (incorporating bollards of Britain), a site dedicated to those rather odd looking pavement objects you find in the most interesting of places. Bollards have a history richer than most objects placed upon the pavement and we can easily find some from the earlier part of the 19th Century. Welcome once again to bollards of London and please do follow/contact me on the twitter @BollardsEngland or via gmail firstname.lastname@example.org #thankyou...
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Art Deco for the 99th Bollard in RBK&C...
The bollard is made of stone and certainly looks like it is of the art deco era. It sits upon a square base which rises vertically and then the stone masonry work takes over and the corners http://www.thecornershot.blogspot.com/ are cut/taper inwards so that the main vertical body of the bollard becomes octagonal in shape. When we look at the top of the bollard we find that the body of the bollard shrinks and takes a step inwards which gives the appearance that it is layered which is finally topped off with a semi-circular domed top.
This bollard is in my opinion beautiful because it's made of stone a material then wears well and tends not to crack like cast iron or splinter like wood. The honour of the 99th bollard goes to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and this wonderful stone art deco looking bollard.
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This one's my favorite so far, it is beautiful!ReplyDelete
What could the 100th post possibly be..?
hang on I'll check...ooooh yes, it does ratherReplyDelete