The bollard marks a border of St John's of Smith Square. I love the tree/cobble stones in the background and think the autumn leaves create a rather beautiful look when lying on the ground next to the grey cobbles and large kerb stones.
If you look at the above elevation photograph (two below) you'll see the lines/cracks in the wooden bollard top with the cobbles at an angle on one side separated by the kerb with paving slabs on the other side.
|Wooden bollard top...|
|Cambridge University Library book bollards...|
The #guestbollard has been featured over at 'Bollards of Britain' (note Bollards of Britain is closing and all bollards will be featured over here on this site/blog).
Can I personally thank Mr Martin H Evans for this wonderful photograph (above) of the book bollards at Cambridge University Library, they are simply wonderful and certainly caused a stir when they were first planted.
Now Martin is also a highly intelligent chap and keeps himself rather busy and just so happens to have written many items including a piece on cannons/bollards that is the most accurate and definitive piece I've ever had the chance to read. Here is the link 'Old cannon reused as bollards' and hope you enjoy the read also.
Bollards of London (and Cambridge)...
PS please note I'll be taking a short break from posting on the site for the next week so please do take the opportunity to take a look through the 300 plus bollards of London.
London really does have the variety of bollards, doesn't it? I wouldn't have thought of wood, but there it is. Loved the book bollards, very fancy!ReplyDelete