Saturday, 17 July 2010

Walworth SE17...

Welcome to Walworth or should I say the Elephant and Castle or South London but head to Iliffe Street junction of Crampton Street SE17 and you'll find this gem of a bollard.

Zebra stripped like so many but this is a pretty old Victorian bollard planted next to blocks of pretty Victorian flats called Pullen's buildings which have a real local and some what interesting history.

Nice rounded top, wonderful small balls surrounding two edges and then the bollard tapers and we then come to the column which is an octagon (eight sides) which has a base that flairs outwards giving the bollard a much stronger wider base.

If you take a close look you'll notice the rather cheap paint job. Yes people have just slapped a colour over the previous flaking paint...

Bollards...

PS really nice cafe just around the corner in Crampton Street situated by Iliffe Yard worth a visit...

2 comments:

  1. This is really an interesting blog! History, art, and design coming together in an everyday object. For people interested in getting their own bollards, I'd recommend checking out the Sweets Network from McGraw-Hill, my employer. They have a great directory of bollards for many different functions, from vehicle control to decorative lighting. Check it out!

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  2. This was actually painted into its current colours for production of a scene of The Kings Speech, which might explain the quality of the paint job.

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