The body of the bollard has three cutaway areas which add a decorative effective if nothing else.
What's the purpose of these bollards ? In my opinion just like the rather huge plant pots they protect the concrete columns by deterring motor vehicles from mounting/parking on the pavement and blocking the very narrow road.
|R2D2 in stitches...|
One of the #guestbollards featured today just so happens to be covered with an 'R2D2' knitted suit I'm sure this would impress the @deadlyknitshade on the twitter. I found this photograph on 'The Bollardorium' group on facebook.
The final bollard (above) is from Cornwall, a rather simple cylindrical design with two ridged rings/areas (painted gold) with a domed top finish. However we see a badge/crest/emblem of Cornwall upon the side with fifteen 'gold' coins within the shield. The bezants or gold roundels are from the coat of arms of the Duchy of Cornwall. If we take a look at the 'Civic Heraldry' site it confirms one of the many stories/tales regarding the coins/roundels or bezants and a ransom raised by 'one and all' to save the King's son payed to his captors.
Bollards of London (Cornwall and a galaxy far far away)...