We are at the junction of Walton Street and Walton Place in the 'Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea'. I found this white painted bollard which looks like any other 'RBK&C' bollard except for the white colour.
If we look at the picture (below) we see the lettering 'KB' which would refer to the Kensington Metropolitan Borough Council
please click on link and scroll up/down and take a look at the former borough councils crest/emblem. In 1964 the 'Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea'
(scroll down on site to see crest/emblem/history of borough) was created by merging Kensington and Chelsea borough councils.The lettering therefore allows us to date this white painted dandy looking bollard to pre 1964. If we take a look the bollard picture (above) we see it's certainly fitted well with its own stone/kerb mini bollard for protection.
|A different emblem/crest...|
|Compare the emblem/crest...|
Compare the lettering and just look at the effort that goes into the arrangement especially below on the more common 'RBK&C' which you'll find dotted around the Royal Borough. Love the fact they use gold coloured paint. Back to the featured bollard and just take a look at the picture below and you'll notice the centre body of this ornate bollard where we can see what looks like roses and an odd pattern that resembles a long eared rabbit.
|Looks like a Rabbit...|
|A Collage/Montage or 'bollage'..|
Finally the #guestbollard
is an example of some 'bollart'
with a collage/montage or could that be a 'bollage' created by @mattfromlondon on the @twitter who happens to be editor of the excellent Londonist
please note this 'bollage' did appear in London's Timeout and I can certainly see why.
Bollards of London...
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