Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A Royal Albert Hall Bollard...

How many times have I driven past or stopped and even ranked at the Royal Albert Hall and not noticed this rather dandy if not extravagant looking bollard.

You will notice that this bollard has attached to it a similar colour coded (black/gold) gate leading to a secure parking area to the side of the Kensington Gore entrance to the hall.

The bollard celebrates victorian splendor and is jet black in colour (in the main) with some rather fancy pattern work that happens to be painted gold. Its shape is cylindrical and the bollard tapers towards the top with a rather urn like finish. If we look closely we can see that the gate is attached to the bollard by a metal strap(s). I do like the near square nut piece on the side of the bollard two thirds up the column.

Sometimes bollards are actually staring at you and you don't even notice the most colourful or even orante of them.

Bollards of London...


  1. I am so happy to have found your blog! Bollards are an underated thing I think and they have such a massive presence that they deserve to be focussed on.

  2. Have you seen this one?

    Keep up the good work - only recently stumbled across your blog and am enjoying it!



  3. In case you haven't seen it, here:
    and all over the net.
    Of course it's not "downtown" anywhere, and those "steel posts" are of course bollards.
    see for the real story