Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Art Deco for the 99th Bollard in RBK&C...

The honour of the 99th post (bollard) goes to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBK&C) at the borders of its Town Hall and Library in Phillimore Walk, Kensington W8.

The bollard is made of stone and certainly looks like it is of the art deco era. It sits upon a square base which rises vertically and then the stone masonry work takes over and the corners http://www.thecornershot.blogspot.com/ are cut/taper inwards so that the main vertical body of the bollard becomes octagonal in shape. When we look at the top of the bollard we find that the body of the bollard shrinks and takes a step inwards which gives the appearance that it is layered which is finally topped off with a semi-circular domed top.

This bollard is in my opinion beautiful because it's made of stone a material then wears well and tends not to crack like cast iron or splinter like wood. The honour of the 99th bollard goes to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and this wonderful stone art deco looking bollard.

Bollards of London...

4 comments:

  1. This one's my favorite so far, it is beautiful!
    What could the 100th post possibly be..?

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  2. It does look like a cock though.

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  3. It does look rather like a cock, doesn't it?

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  4. hang on I'll check...ooooh yes, it does rather

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