Sunday, May 7, 2017

The king's bollards!



In Perth the King has two.. perhaps three, maybe even four bollards! King Street goes through from Wellington St crosses Murray and Hay to end here on St. Georges Terrace. I know there is another on the corner of  King St. and Hay and the next time I'm in the city I'll have to satisfy my curiosity as to whether there is one on each of the other corners. There's many a whimsical detail to be found if one keeps their eyes open :) Look out for something quirky on your weekend travels, take care and stay safe.. P.s. if you read the inscription below it's a bit hard to imagine the Terrace with it's mix of skyscrapers and heritage buildings as ever being a swamp!


25 comments:

  1. A swamp in such a busy thriving place is very hard to believe. What interesting markers or bollards as you say.

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  2. I learned the word bollard today. That you PDP.

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  3. Looks like a piece to chess board.
    Coffee is on

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  4. Nice looking bollard. Here (at least for me), bollards have become synonymous
    with security & terrorism prevention. Since the Oklahoma City bombing, bollards are strategically placed around many federal buildings etc. to prevent vehicles from driving up too close. I wish your husband good luck with his owl hunt! They're so much fun to spot (and photograph).

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  5. The bollard does look like a chess piece. We have them here too in some places to prevent cars from parking. Occasionally you'll see one that was hit and leaning over.

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  6. I agree with Mr Burke, it looks like a chess piece. Greetings from K-Z00 Grace! Now we need to find a house!

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  7. I'm sure glad the king has at least two. But I'm trying to figure out what the heck is their purpose? Okay, I read some of the responses above (finally) and I guess they are to deter dipsy-doodles from driving into store fronts or running down people on the sidewalk. And that's a good thing! :)

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  8. We have a King Street where I live so maybe we should have chess pieces as well. I've been trying to think of other 'bollards' we might erect in keeping with the theme but get distracted by other board games. Perhaps we could have draughts pieces for windy corners for we have a lot of them too.

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  9. Hard to think of that area as a swamp...as for the bollards never noticed them Grace.

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  10. Nice how this bollard instantly takes us back into history.

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  11. Love the idea of remembering the past in mysterious ways. Unusual inscription. And the bollard is impressive.

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  12. Ha! Here in D.C. we know a thing or two about "swamps". ;-)

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  13. They look like very robuste bollards, not one to walk against when not paying attention...

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  14. ...you don't want to be texting and walking and bump into one.

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  15. There was art deco when I was growing up in Philadelphia, and many older Hawaii buildings look like what you show from OZ - sort of Pacific 19th & 20th Century architecture if you will. AND Honolulu enjoys a King, and a Queen street! :)

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  16. Cottages and a swamp, am I glad that is no more, Grace!

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  17. Amazing to see, I enjoyed the write-up too.

    All the best Jan

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