|Atherstone Mews SW7...|
Welcome to the 250th post (bollard) and what a beautiful picture (above) we have of a Atherstone Mews, London SW7. The three simple ball shaped bollards sitting inside of the yellow line on the lovely cobbles mark a border but also protect the property they sit in front of from strikes/damage by motor vehicles.
With this blog/site reaching the 250th post (bollard) I thought it would only be right and proper to take a little look at some of the wonderful bollards I've come across over the last three years.
If we head back in time some of the original bollards were 'cannons' and we can find examples of actually 'cannon' bollards in London but not to the extent that some people have claimed in the past. Many bollards in London are designed to look like cannons and generally the cylindrical domed shaped column is still a common design. However if you take the chance to look at a few of the pictures I've selected below you'll notice/see that the design is varying and many of the bollards featured on this blog are pretty dandy/ornate.
From the battlefield/naval ship to the pavement and maybe one day an exhibition/gallery/book displaying/describing the best of bollards/#boll-art who knows what the future holds. I know one thing we've managed to turn an object of war into an object of street furniture and art.
From left to right (below) I've chosen/featured the City of London, Mary-le-bone 1757, The Parliamentary Estate, a beauty in Clerkenwell, an up-ended Cannon, #boll-art in Peckham (South London), 'LONDON' (just love it), 'Bollard Face', Imperial Saw Mill, Royal Bollard, Holborn, New Cross, Clink, Regent's Park, Temple, National Army Museum and a Cannon in Cannon Lane Hampstead.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting this blog/site and for the many of you who have submitted #guestbollards, re-tweeted the many posts I've directed your way on the twitter and the select few of you who will remain nameless for now who in my opinion are an inspiration.
Bollards of London (250th)...
PS onwards to the 300th and beyond and please do take the chance to have a look and contribute to my new blog/site 'Bollards of Britain'
|City of London...|
|Imperial Saw Mill...|
|National Army Museum...|
|Cannon Lane Hampstead...|
What a fabulous collection of London Bollards all gathered to celebrate 250 posts on the blog! And the 250th, the spherical ones, are quite dashing themselves. Congratulations on the great job to date and best of luck for the next 250 bollard posts!ReplyDelete
Wow, I've just discovered this blog and had no idea what I was missing! I've been wandering around London taking no notice of the rich cultural heritage that manifests itself in London's spectacular bollards. Love itReplyDelete