Saturday, 8 September 2012

The 295th Tower Hamlets Bollards...

Junction of Johnson/Cable Street E1...
Welcome to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets  and Johnson Street London E1 where we are outside St Mary's Church and found this odd (above/below) but not uncommon bollard in the borough.

It's has a rectangular shaped base which then rises vertically and finished with a curved top. The body is painted black/white and if we look closely we can see the letters M B S. If we take a look at the civic heraldry website and refer to 'The London Borough of Tower Hamlets' we can click on a link within the article that refers to the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (M B S).

Whilst reading the piece on the creation of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets I noted the reference to the Talbot dog (right hand side of shield representing the Isle of Dogs) which you'll also find on a statue at the junction of Belgrave Square/Wilton Crescent/Grosvenor Crescent SW1. If I'm right the Talbot breed of dog doesn't exist no more, a shame for it looked a proud mighty breed.

M B S...
Passo de Antonio Dias, Ouro Preto Brazil...
Stainless steel capped bollard...

Our #guestbollard feature is back to Brazil thanks to @nancyo on the twitter. We are in the Historic  Town of Ouro Perto which happens to be a 'World Heritage Site' where we have a pair of  rusting stainless steel capped tubed bollards. They stand outside the small shrine 'Passo de Antonio Dias which only opens twice a year on Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

If we look at the photograph (above) doesn't the cobblestone road, pavement slabs and dry stone wall look marvelous.

Bollards of London (and Brazil)...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring my guest bollards! It's fun to see them juxtaposed with the painted London ones.

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