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This week I discovered the site Bollards of London (

“….a site dedicated to those rather odd looking pavement objects you
find in the most interesting of places.

Bollards have a history richer than most objects placed upon the
pavement and we can easily find some dating back to the earlier part of
the 19th Century.”

(photos are from the above website)


I decided to place a row of them on the walk in front of my greenhouse – some old Armada cannons.







(I must admit that when I hear the world “bollard” I’ve been conditioned by many episodes of Rumpole of the Bailey to immediately think of “Soapy Sam” Ballard.)

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  1. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse June 9, 2012

    Might have to add some to the front of the house. Don’t want all the careening trainwrecks coming our way now you’ve put up bollards. :-)

  2. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg June 9, 2012

    I have to say it.

    The trains will never mind the bollards.

    • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska June 9, 2012

      Here’s the six puddles.


  3. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying June 9, 2012

    I’m sure you’re right Junie. In this case its more about keeping up with the Joneses – or in this case, the Daggers.  :)

    (later) Actually….these would have argued the right of way with the trains. I had an uneasy thought while reading this and went to look.  Sure enough, I had not checked to make sure the cannon were disarmed. I’m getting that fixed now so they don’t come rocketing out of the ground. Yes, yes, I know, but its hard on the brickwork.



  4. Elilka Sieyes Elilka Sieyes June 11, 2012

    Bollards! I love them. Haven’t had an excuse for a good bollard in ages.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk June 11, 2012

      you know where the openings in the rails are to get to the docks are on grand canal? i need something that goes on the end of those rails, the sculpt i stuck there looks stupid.

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