Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Boris Bike Bollard Island...

Boris Bike Bollard Island...
 Welcome to a local council 'Boris Bike Bollard Island'. I am always surprised at the level councils will go to adding not just bollards to protect a line of bikes but then creating custom built designed islands to then place the bollard upon.

If in an age of austerity we seek/wish to save money then a bollard with no island would do exactly the same job. 

A huge thank you to Peter Elwell who sent me a photograph via email (below) of this superb cannon #guestbollard found at the exit of Dray Walk on Brick Lane.

Look at the body of the bollard/cannon tapering inwards until we reach the muzzle of the cannon/bollard where it flares outwards. The bollard/cannon has been capped off but with a small cone shape object and not the usual cannon ball top finish.

Brick Lane Cannon Bollard...
 



























Bollards of London...

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an Armstrong (Trafalgar period) It's buried deep as they're big weapons. There will be over twice as much below ground.

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