Friday, 29 March 2013

The 325th Bollard...

A Golden Top Bollard...
Thank you...









































Maybe it was or is fate but I could not have asked for a better 'Golden' top bollard to celebrate the (rather slow progress) 325th 'Bollard of London'.

If you head to Cuthbert Street just off the Edgware Road and turn left into Adpar Street you'll find these tapering near cylindrical shaped bollards (top) painted predominately white with a gold coloured top. Reminds me of a pint of gold top milk although now I only ever have a splash of semi-skimmed in my tea or coffee.

A huge thank you to @Boll_Ards on the twitter for providing us with some very interesting and amusing photographs #guestbollards (above).

May I take the opportunity to wish you all a very happy break this Easter, don't forget the clocks spring forward at 1am on Sunday morning (Saturday night) and with it British Summer Time begins.

Bollards of London...


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Carey Street WC2...

Anti-terror-bollards at the rear of the Royal Courts of Justice...

















Finally back blogging about bollards after another short break. Some of you may be wondering what I have been up to, well after making the decision to leave the London taxi-cab trade by the end of 2016 I have decided to work part-time for now and do other things like 'writing' (I'm writing a book, its challenge) and 'sketching/drawing' again (I find drawing easier). I've started another blog 'Drawings by John' which will show some of my sketches/drawings whilst I work on a project behind the blog.

Enough of me what of the bollards. The world we live in today will always make London, its Institutions and apparatus of Government a target for terrorism. Many buildings within our great city have anti ram bollards just take a look the next time you walk or travel down Whitehall or the City of London. The picture (above) shows the installation of anti ram bollards and other street furniture which will help protect the Royal Courts of Justice from a specific threat of terror.

Now bollards can deter vehicles/lorry bombs from smashing into buildings and causing death/destruction/terror but it would appear that the chap (below) has managed to appear if he is levitating between two bollards while Police/para-military standby arms folded looking disinterested.

A huge thank you to the person who sent me this and many other wonderful bollard pictures I'll credit you once I check my twitter account again just so I get your name correct.

Take a closer look left and right of the bollards...














Bollards of London...