Sunday, 11 March 2012

Outer Circle Regent's Park & the Sign...

Outer Circle Regent's Park...

Near Perfection...
Horseguards Parade...



































We are at the Outer Circle Regent's Park close to a bend in the road where I came across these rather clinical almost near perfect looking bollards that are in extremely good condition considering where they are placed.

What is interesting is the fact they do not match the local environment and certainly look out of place amongst the ornate railings and Elizabeth the 2nd Lamp posts and the surrounding buildings designed by John Nash.

If we look closely at the picture (above/middle) we can see the reflection of the double yellow lines in the black gloss paint finish. The bollard happens to have a sturdy square base that rises vertically with corners tapering inwards to create an octagonal shaped top rising upwards towards a point creating a near pyramid style top. I like these bollards because they don't match the local environment and therefore in an extremely odd way they do.

Earlier this morning I happened to be on Horseguards Parade and what a sign I found (picture above) by the rising bollards which border the parade ground 'Bollards can operate without warning at any time'. What a sign and what recognition for these odd but interesting pieces of street furniture dotted all over our capital city and country.

Please do take a look at Bollards of Britain where a new feature will be starting shortly along with the many posts/bollards pictures you send me from around Britain.

Bollards of London...


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