|Horse Guards Parade...|
Attention, we are in central London looking towards Horse Guards Parade where most of us are used to seeing the annual event of Trooping the Colour which is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II official birthday parade.
If we take a look at these mighty bollards (above) you'll notice that they happen to be a strong (near oil drum size) cylindrical flat top shape. More importantly they are retractable and allow ceremonial events to take place but also protect this most important space/parade ground and surrounding area. Unlike a wall bollards do allow pedestrians the freedom to move freely whilst deterring unwanted vehicular access and some threats of terrorism.
Please note this venue will be used for the London Olympic games and immediately after Trooping the Colour on the 16th of June 2012 this beautiful/historical parade ground will be transformed into the beach volley ball venue. The Olympic event will close the Household Cavalry Museum from June the 18th until the 30th of September.
Our #guestbollard feature on the blog/site today is this beautiful photograph/picture of two (red stripe) stainless steel bollards which can be found outside the St George's Hospital Tooting with these wonderful colourful poppies in the foreground.
May I thank @corrie_corfield on the twitter for this photograph/picture.
Bollards of London...
PS if you are about in London for the Jubilee celebrations this weekend please do click on the Jubilee logo to the right hand side of this post and you'll be linked directly to the official Jubilee website.