Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Tooley Street SE1...

Jelly fish top...




























Happy New Year from Bollards of London...

Back to the business of bollards and after the last post (cannon/bollard) of 2012 I reckoned that 2013 might be a bit of struggle then I had a good look at some of the bollards I found in the SE1 area and found this rather ornate/beautiful/almost Jelly fish top shaped 'Victorian' looking bollard on Tooley Street very close to the junction of Tower Bridge Road.

Lets take a look at the rather odd square bolted (above/below) base that certainly doesn't match the beautiful slender ornate body of this bollard. The patterns are typical of the 'Victorian' era and the bollard is rusting in all the right places with a shimmer/shine where the metal has come into contact with people/objects and general wear/tear has taken place over time.

A different type/style base, doesn't match the bollard...

I've started sketching again...










































You may be wondering what is that sketch/drawing (above) doing on this blog/site well I'm picking up my pencils once again and when I get the opportunity/chance I'll either sketch what I see or take a photograph and sketch/draw at a later date. So you'll notice hopefully in the foreground their is an actual white bollard in front of the Chelsea gate at the Royal Hospital home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

The first #guestbollard (below) for 2013 is supplied to us by @OnlyJustHarry on the twitter and what a fine bollard it is too.

Once again thank you all for an excellent 2012 it was rather good to finish the year with 10,000 plus page views/hits on this slightly odd but different/blog.

#guestbollard from Lenton St Alton, Hants...




























Bollards of London...

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