|Spiked Stone Bollard...I like the shadow...|
We are at the an entrance to The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn which covers a site of up to 11 acres right in the heart of London. If you look closely at the picture (top) you'll notice the two sturdy stone bollards protecting the stone/brickwork behind.
When I took this picture I happened to notice that there appeared to be spikes on the slightly domed/curved tops of the bollards so I returned later in the week and took another picture (above) and yes these stone bollards have spikes fitted/embedded into the top of the bollard.
Why would spikes be placed on these rather chunky/sturdy stone bollards ? Well the only reasonable conclusion I could come to is that they would stop a person(s) standing or trying to sit upon them.
The jury's out on this one and maybe you know better.
Bollards of London...