|Fibre glass/plastic bollards...|
|One is metal...|
Yesterday I went bollard hunting in the City of London with the wonderful @AboutLondon @itsyoutlondon @sophontrack @Rigsbyhatstand and @phillipkelly29 we started the search/hunt at the Monument and soon ended up in the City of London's Leadenhall Market where a significant but practical find was made by the group.
The bollards pictured above (except one) are in fact made of plastic/fibreglass. It makes perfect sense because the bollards are moved at least twice a day (opening/closing of market) but it somehow doesn't feel right certainly to the touch anyway. We've taken a look at the bollards on the edge of the market before where they are used to attach gates/barrier to and these happen to be metal/cast iron. The colour of the bollards matches the paint work/style of the surrounding stone/iron canopy.
If you do want a different place to visit in central London the Leadenhall Market is most unusual because of the colours/artwork/bollards/dragons which you'll find everywhere. In part two of this post I'll reveal the bollard I was looking which we found in the most unusual place.
Continuing the #guestbollard feature I must say a huge thank you to @_JustHarry for this excellent example of 'bollart' (picture below) in Winchester city centre. This is a fine example of a rather bog standard bollard brought to life with the addition of some paint and a little imagination. Many other pictures of these beautiful bollards will appear on the Bollards of Britain blog/site shortly.
Bollards of London (and Winchester)...