Saturday, 15 September 2012

The 297th The Lion Gate...

Stone eroding bollard...
Bollards outside the Lion Gate...
The Lion Gate is a rather impressive entrance to 'Hampton Court Palace' directly outside the gate on Hampton Court Road you'll find some rather impressive looking stone bollards with the odd one or two eroding  at a reasonable rate.

If you look at the photographs (above/below) you'll notice the bollards have a square base rise vertically for a short distance before they begin to taper inwards and capped off with a shallow pyramid shaped top.

I took these photographs of the bollards at night but it might be worth clicking on the link 'Lion Gate Piers' and marvel at the beautiful gate and learn a little about the conservation work that happens to be going on at Hampton Court Palace.

Another angle...
A Greyhound...

A Dragon...


















































































You might be wondering why a Greyhound and a Dragon happen to be sitting upon a decorative post. Well these photographs were taken by 'Patrick Baty' who just so happens to be an Historical Paint Consultant. Patrick has been working at Hampton Court Palace and I simply admire the work this gentlemen does keeping the colours of many places/palaces/objects  historically correct.

Bollards of London (plus a Greyhound/Dragon)...

2 comments:

  1. The eroding bollards and the spiffy dragon/greyhound posts make quite the study in contrasts - leave it to this wonderful blog to feature them both, and everything in between. Marching on to #300!!!!

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  2. Patrick's work is simply wonderful...

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