|A different view...|
|Looks like a cannon...|
|Muzzle with cannon ball...|
|Why no red band...?|
I've said it before and I'll say it again driving a taxi-cab around London takes you to parts places that the vast majority of people never see or visit.
Last night I parked up in Swan Lane to catch some fresh air by the river Thames and came across this amazing collection of six bollards which stops vehicle access to an area by the embankment and in front of the Fishmongers Hall riverside elevation.
If we take a look at the picture (top) from left to right we can see the modern but traditional Corporation of London bollard complete with crest/badge/emblem. It is though the 2nd/4th and 6th bollards that create much interest. They look like they may well be actual 'cannons', look at the body solid and tapering inwards then the muzzle flaring outwards with a slight tiered end with a cannon ball top finish.
I'll be contacting the Corporation of London over this find and will see if they can furnish us with more information and maybe find out what secrets these bollards (cannons) may hold with a little help from Patrick Baty.
If you get the chance to walk/cycle or drive over Tower Bridge you'll notice the beautiful Jubilee colours which is a fine example of some of the work that @patrickbaty (on the twitter) does.
Bollards of London...