Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bollards Wrapped Two...

Wrapping...




























With lots of renovation and construction happening in and around the City of London contractors are required to reduce disruption and mess but also ensure that nobody hurts themselves by for example placing foam coverings around scaffolding.

Well it appears the trend of wrapping bollards (to avoid damage) has spread to the City of London with the use of pink coloured foam and black tape.

If we take a look at the pictures/photographs (below) we can see the pink foamed wrapped bollards from varying perspectives and elevations.

Pink Foam...































Tallis Street EC4 City of London...




























The #guestbollard feature goes from strength to strength and that is because of  you and your interest/beady eyes.

We have two cracking #guestbollards on the blog again the first 'Art is Trash' complete with bollard and yellow gas valve cover found by @PeepingTallulah on the twitter (below) and the second (bottom) found by @MrHappySW11 (on the twitter) on a recent visit to Paris.

Art is Trash complete with bollard...

Thank you Mr Happy...





































Bollards of London...

Friday, 21 June 2013

Bollards Wrapped...

Bollards wrapped...




























Not often I come across 'bollards' wrapped up waiting to be unveiled. Dropped a fare off Fentiman Road, Lambeth and on exiting came across local improvement work by the council  including the planting of these bollards.

If we take a look at the picture (below) we get a better perspective and idea of the layout of the work being carried out for/on behalf of the local council.

Behind the wire...















The #guestbollard (below) came to me via email and may I thank Neil personally for this rather wonderful photograph of what appears to be a 'bollard' graveyard on the edge of the City of London.

If the City of London have a few spare bollards I would willingly take a few off their hands.

Bollards graveyard...




























Bollards of London...

Sunday, 16 June 2013

The Stationers' Hall Bollard...

Only the 2nd chocolate coloured bollard design in London...




























Welcome to The Stationers' Hall just off Warwick Lane in the City of London. I was having a break and a walk around the city/square mile when I happened to notice this chocolate brown bollard with the crest/emblem of 'The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers' (a city livery company).

If you happen to be in the City of London its certainly worth a visit to just admire the splendour of the exterior of the Hall and of course take a look at the delightful bollard(s). If you take a look at the photograph (below) you can admire the beautiful crest/emblem and make a direct comparison with the actual sign hanging outside from the wall.

Crest/Emblem...

The Stationers' Hall crest/emblem sign...













































The #guestbollard feature on this blog is rather special and I'm never sure who or what type /design of bollards I'll receive via email/tweet.

Today we have two #guestbollards and how funny the first is outside a Salisbury's local in Maidenhead (buy one get one free) where the artist Antony Gormley has some of his bollards placed outside (original bollards were placed in Peckham, South East London). A special thank you to the @LolzHeart on the twitter for this superb photograph (below).

The next #guestbollard (bottom photograph) is brought to us by @PeepingTallulah on the twitter (fellow owner of a wire hair fox terrier) of a contemporary looking bollard complete with reflective band and a to die for E-type Jaguar in the background.

Anthony Gormley bollards in Maidenhead (not just Peckham)...

Bollard with E-type...









































Bollards of London...

PS don't forget I'll be 'Talking Bollards' Tuesday 18th June 2013 for details click on the link www.urbanwoot.com !

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Warning Men Working Overhead...

Warwick Square SW1...




























At last the sun has finally decided to shine here in the UK and even the most blandest of bollards looks great but even better with a sign hanging from it informing us that 'Warning Men Working Overhead'.

You should note nobody was working over head at that particular moment and placing a sign on a bollard certainly livens up the local street furniture.

Now if we take a look at the photograph (below) you'll notice the price of petrol and diesel is starting to fall due to the recent spike and subsequent fall in demand. Back to the bollards and you'll notice that they are cylindrical in shape predominately grey in colour with a yellow top.

City Road Texaco bollards...

Not a bollard but my shadow...
The final photograph today (above) is a shadow of my good self at home in the west country having nearly finished a walk with my wire haired fox terrier 'Rob' the rescue.

Bollards of London...

PS if you do happen to be on the 'Vine' (new app from the people that brought us twitter) please do follow 'John Kennedy' you'll see my mug shot and hopefully enjoy the odd 8 second video of London and a few bollards for good measure.