Friday, 25 February 2011

Bollard of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple...

Here in London we find the "Inns of Court" which are four chambers that have the right to call people to the bar.

At the Inner Temple we find many bollards with a trusty summer blue shield placed upon the middle part of the bollard with the winged horse better known has "Pegasus". If we visit the website of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple you'll notice that Pegasus is in fact their badge/coat of arms for want of a better word/term.

Pegasus, Greek mythology, an Inn of court and now all linked to a bollard of London. This city never ceases to amaze. Just in case you were wondering who was Pegasus, well the winged horse came out of Medusa after she was beheaded by Perseus.

Back to the bollard it is one of the more common type we find dotted around parts of central London and certainly looks more cannon like than some of those we find upon the pavement. What makes this bollard different if not magical is the shield and badge upon of Pegasus the winged horse.

A very special thank you to a man from South London who goes by the name of Peter Watts you can find him on twitter @peter_watts with his wonderful website you should note Peter used to run/edit the online site "the big smoke" for Timeout, if I was listening or reading at Timeout please do bring it back. Peter though is a big fan of bollards and here follows his top three hope you all enjoy:
  • Ello Ello Ello (Policeman bollard) post no 18.
  • Hans town bollard post no 38
  • Peckham bollards post no 62.
Peter thank you for all the help and encouragement along the way.

Bollards of London...

1 comment:

  1. This is cool stuff. I never really paid much attention to bollards before, even thought they are everywhere.