Friday, 25 June 2010
I visited London Zoo the other week (paid £19.00p) and what did I find but bollards...
London Zoo amongst all its wonders ends up planting these pointless objects. These are a smooth concrete variety which you tend to find in some of London's not so interesting places and borough's.
Taking a closer look they appear to be pretty new has the tarmac has been replaced at the base of these bollards.
Next week we are having a look at Gray's Inn bollards.
PS must say the otters and the squirrel monkeys are great fun and the Zoo is certainly worth a visit even if it looks a little dated...
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Just off Brick Lane or Bethnal Green Road you can find Sclater Street and what did I find the other evening but a yellow concrete bollard.
Now if the new coalition need a few ideas on not what to spend money on they should certainly take a closer look at the bollard budget of all local councils.
This bollard is a cylinder shaped with a slightly domed top and painted that awful day glow yellow. Smooth to touch but other than stopping cars parking on pavement these pavement objects serve no purpose here in Sclater Street E1.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Here we have a fantastic offer of three for one from a well know supermarket and yes these are bollards....bollards with covers.
Only a well known supermarket could turn the humble anti ram bollard into an advertising opportunity.
Then again every little helps...
Saturday, 5 June 2010
The City of London Corporation (the square mile) have more bollards per square foot that any other London Borough. The only exception to this rule might by Whitehall and the village of Westminster.
These wooden bollards appear at the top of Fetter Lane with a former junction of High Holborn. Theses bollards mark a gateway for cyclists notice the three groves at the top and also that the top/head is like a flattened or shallow pitched pyramid. Why would this be you may ask well it probably stops people leaving empty coffee cups or cans.
If we look into the back drop of this picture you'll notice more of the traditional style of bollard that we are used to finding in the Square Mile...