|Calvert Avenue Bollards and Bin E2...|
|A closer look...|
|Outside the FedEx Forum, Memphis Tennessee, USA...|
We are on Calvert Avenue E2 not 100 yards from Arnold Circus Bandstand (part of the Boundary Estate 1890) which has been returned to it's beautiful former glory by Patrick Baty who I had the greatest pleasure of meeting this week at our very own British Museum in Bloomsbury WC1.
If we take a close look at the top picture we see two of these rather odd shaped/ornate bollards that have a few openings near the tops. I must say isn't it sad that people walk past these two bollards and then choose to stuff litter into the bollards tops even though we can see the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have placed a litter bin on the pavement/junction in the background of the picture. Honestly if we think for a second people haven't dropped the litter on the pavement they stuffed it into the top of a bollard but not used the bin provided. Take pride in your land/environment where you live and then no matter who's in power locally or nationally you'll always be able to hold your head high whether its boom time or austerity.
If we look at the second picture we can clearly see an odd shaped hollow octagonal top that is capped off with a near door knob shaped finish. The bollard has a good sturdy square base that tapers slightly from each each of it corners, yet again four sides turns into eight and then the hollow over sized top is put in position and caps the bollard off rather well. On the front of the bollard you can see a studded part that is the shape of a pyramid, I must say I like these bollards and the surrounding Boundary Estate especially the bandstand.
From Shoreditch to Memphis Tennessee in the good old USA for our #guestbollard feature which just happens to be a real gem of a 'basket ball' bollard which was found by the Ashby's outside the FedEx Forum home of the Memphis Grizzlies their local NBA basketball team and home to the Memphis Tigers who are the local University basket ball team. What a bollard and what a venue if you click on the link and surely linking professional sport to college/university is the way to go with any sport if you want/wish to achieve excellence. I must say this is one hell of a 'slam dunk' of a bollard, sorry I couldn't resist.
Bollards of London ( and Memphis Tennessee, USA)...
I have a set on flickr dedicated to bollards in London that I started in 2007. It currently has 158 photo's in it. I would love you to have a gander at it as I thought I was the only nutcase who like bollards.