Friday, 10 June 2016

Pentewan Sands...

































Welcome to Pentewan Sands in Cornwall a super beach with a small harbour, village.

Sometimes you have to let the pictures/photographs do the talking and with the sun shining here in the west country I think I'll do just that.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Cigar Bollards USA...

Cigar bollards





























Just when you think that you've seen it all with regards to bollards along comes a company with a very simple idea and that is to wrap the security bollards outside of their premises to make them look/appear like the product they sell at 'Tampa Humidor' which is cigars.

These super bollards were spotted and photographed by my good friend Don Gould across the pond on the twitter @msuguydon please note ladies and gents that Don isn't just a dapper bollard spotter but also helps those less well off in society in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. Life is full of ups and downs just like the game of snakes and ladders and who knows what the next day brings to anyone one of us upon this earth.

Back to the Cigar wrapped bollards, a very simple but effective way of brightening up security/safety bollards. I do love how a small part of the wrap is peeling on one of these bollards just like the leaf on a cigar left out of its humidor.

Bollards of London...

PS super #guestbollards Don, thank you. Can't see your car in the window reflection...
Simple idea

Nice finish at base of bollard

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Knitted Bollard...

A knitted bollard...
Welcome to Steyning High Street West Sussex and a wonderful knitted bollard found by @MrHappySW11 on the twitter.

I'm not sure what is topping the knitted bollard off but it looks colourful and interesting. The main body of the bollard appears to be covered in a near harlequin pattern.

Urban knitting/knitters are everywhere and not just in our cities and strike when you least expect.

Bollard of London...

PS a huge thank you to Robin for this wonderful bollard and please do say hello to Bruno your Welsh Terrier.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Welcome to Charlestown Cannon Bollard....


A Cannon bollard






























Welcome to Charlestown harbour and a super cannon bollard just by the quayside. The harbour dates back to the 18th century and supported a once thriving fishing and china clay industry. The harbour is presently owned by Square Sail who don't just manage the harbour but are involved in the TV/Film industry.

Take a look at the bollard (cannon) above notice the flared end (muzzle), look at the circular area on the top which has been filled in. Now take a look at the cannon below and look along the barrel towards the muzzle and you should notice that the end flares outwards just like the bollard (cannon) buried in the quayside.

Charlestown is a grade II listed harbour and the local village all form part of a World Heritage site, if you do happen to visit whilst on your travels/holiday please do take time to visit the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre it's where I found this super cannon outside the front entrance.


A Cannon






























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Monday, 18 April 2016

Welcome to Bollard News...

Welcome to a new Monday feature on the blog, Bollard News where I'll round up some of the interesting articles that happen to be appearing on the World Wide Web via Google.

Bollard News 18.4.2016...

First story we'll take a look at a story that appeared in the Metro Newspaper on the 12.4.2016 and just shows the length a council will go to to stop people driving across a grass verge. For full story just click on the link below.

'Council install concrete bollards to stop family using own drive'

Second story is from the website i.stuff.co.nz and relates to Australia's terror guidelines. Terrorism is global and anything that can be done to mitigate certain types of attacks using bollards/street furniture must be a good thing.

'Australia's terror guidelines urge blast mitigation measures in public areas'

Final story this week is simple and the news after a long break and huge change in my life I decided to bring the blog back out of exile/retirement. Can I thank you all for the hits, messages and photographs of bollards that have already started coming in.

Bollards of London...

A Regents Park Crown Estate Bollard...



Thursday, 14 April 2016

Trinidad Cuba Cannon Bollard...

Cannon Bollard Trinidad Cuba...
What is the can on the left ?































It certainly didn't take long before I needed to reintroduced #guestbollards to the blog and what a cracker of a cannon bollard I have for you via @ParzivalCharge on the twitter.

This is a super looking up ended cannon bollard which can be found in the town centre of Trinidad, Cuba. Its location is near the Palacio Brunet and Convent of San Francisco (top picture).

If we look at the close up (above) we can clearly see that this cannon bollard is ornate,also leaning. Look at the pattern on the top of the flared end complete with its near circular ball finish. The body of the cannon bollard tapers slightly towards the barrel/body and again we can see a number or ornate ridges along its barrel/body. I do love the beautiful cobblestones and am wondering what is the can of drink by the base ? It also looks like the bollard is defining a corner and protecting a paved area for pedestrians.

A huge thank you once again to @ParzivalCharge on the twitter for a superb #guestbollard in sunny Cuba.

Bollards of London...


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Return of Bollards of London...

Fowey bollard...






























Hello once again and I am happy to announce the return of my blog 'Bollards of London'. A lot has happened in the last couple of years, I'm no longer living in London, resigned my taxi-cab licence and attempting to write a non fiction book which is not easy.

I do from time to time get emails from people requesting information about street furniture and after a little thought recently and hopefully with your help (especially those of you in London) I have decided to bring the blog out of retirement/exile !

Now before anyone points out that the rather interesting bollard above can be found in Fowey eg Cornwall and not London I would like to refer people to the header of this blog and ask you to take note that I did over three years ago incorporate the blog 'Bollards of Britain' into the more popular 'Bollards of London'.

What of the Fowey bollard above well it looks has though it is made of cast iron, certainly has a nice slightly rusty appeal/look to itself. It has a chunky circular base with a tapering body which flares outwards to form a narrow rim and then tapers in towards a narrower body that is a finished off with a flat top and a small protruding element to form a rather unique looking nautical bollard of Fowey.

Welcome back to Bollards of London...