|The 301st bollard of London...|
|Bollard top complete with converse/pole...|
We have passed the three hundred barrier and I'm pleased to bring you the 301st bollard of London which I happened to find in Caroline Street E1. The photograph (top) really does display this rather beautiful bollard at its best due to the grey concrete pavement and the pleasant/wonderful grey/brown/blue (stocks) bricks of the wall in the background.
If we take a look at the base of the bollard we can see it is actually square and the main body of the bollard is near cylindrical. We should note this is not a cannon but an older bollard that happens to be ageing rather well due to its rustic good looks (for a bollard). The body has a ridged area near the base and in two places of its body. After the top ridged area you'll notice that the head of the bollard flares outwards (like a cannon).
If we take a look at the picture (below) we see the bollard top from another angle and can clearly see the stepped area leading to the traditional cannon ball looking top finish.
|A beautiful stone bollard with chain...|
feature is back and will be for some time due to the sheer volume of photographs received from many of you and the fact I'll be merging all the 'Bollards of Britain'
over the next fifty to sixty posts.
feature is provided by @clareangela on the twitter and a friends son Daniel. The bollard (above) is a beautiful stone example with a rather large/old looking chain attached to the bollard with an eyelet located at the top. If we look at the photograph (below) we see another stone bollard (in better condition) with the Baptistery of Bergamo Cathedral in the background.
Now I was looking on google and happened to find a rather good website featuring the Bergamo Baptistery http://visual-italy.it
and much more of Lombardia, Italy.
Now our final photograph (bottom) of a bollard today was provided by Daniel who has proved to any doubters that some bollards in London happen to be old disused cannons. Thank you very much indeed Daniel.
|The baptistery of Bergamo Cathedral in the background...|
|A huge thank you to Daniel..|
Bollards of London (and Bergamo, Italy)...