|Water Pump Bollards...|
We are at junction of Bedford Row and Sandland Street in the London Borough of Camden where we find this beautiful disused water pump which now happens to be a converted street lamp surrounded by three zebra stripe bollards.
The bollards perform a very simple task of protecting the water pump (now street lamp) from impact from motorised vehicles. I must say that the whole setting look of this area/picture is simply wonderful. The brick work, the box sash windows, the bricked up window even the small circular island the water pump/bollards sit upon.
The bollards are black/white in colour and upon closer inspection of the body we find the lettering St P/S.W.D/1826 (see second picture below) something we found upon a bollard on Highgate West Hill. At first glance you may think all three of the bollards are identical but look closely and you notice that the bollard to the left of the water pump (above) is a different more modern design.
|A closer look...|
|What a face on the water pump...|
I can't not mention the face plate (see above) that is attached to the side of the water pump what a grim looking even scary face. Look closely and you'll see that the plate contains four screws. Now with a title 'Water Pump Bollards of Bedford Row and the Red Sphere of Atlanta' sounding more like the latest 'Harry Potter' film it must be time to take a look at our #guestbollard feature supplied to me by the lovely @nancyo on the twitter.
What a bollard (what a sphere) which can be found at the Target Store, Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA, USA a huge red ball/sphere, simply wonderful. I must say I do like the plastic bodied shopping trolleys and it seems no matter where you go the trolley problem exists.
|Red Sphere of Atlanta...|
PS do please take a look at our new blog/site Bollards of Britain more of the #guestbollards of Britain will be appearing here soon.