Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dean's Yard SW1...

Dean's Yard SW1...




























Welcome to Dean's Yard SW1 which just happens to be part of 'Westminster Abbey' with their very own bollard.

I march/jog around SW1 regularly when in London and happened to take a wrong turn due to pavement works and ended up in Dean's Yard where I found Westminster Abbey bollards.

The design of bollard is a Westminster bog standard however placed roughly in the middle of the bollard we can see part of the coat of arms of the Abbey which happens to be a gold cross on a blue background surrounded by five martlets (birds that never land). Right in the heart of London I'm still coming across different bollards/designs.

Westminster Abbey Coat of Arms...



















The #guestbollard today is one of mine which is a rather dumpy looking cannon ball type/top finish which I came across by pure chance earlier today just off Strand/Craven Street SW1. 
#guestbollard with my legs...

























Bollards of London...

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Holborn Viaduct Revisted EC4...

Just don't look right...

Welcome back to Holborn Viaduct EC4 and a chance to look at and maybe wonder just why this design of bollard was chosen to protect the viaduct and road beneath ?

If you look at the security bollards on the previous post 'Holborn Viaduct EC4' you'll notice these have had a stainless steel sleeve placed over them and the only real connection to the viaduct (in aesthetic terms) is the colour of the stripes upon the bollard and the viaduct.

Poor show by the City of London on this occasion these security bollards do not look right.

Can I thank @JonF_London (a fine London taxi-cab driver) on the twitter for this excellent photograph of the finished bollards on the viaduct...

Bollards of London (we're back)...