Monday, 22 May 2017

From drab to fab!

The street furniture in my home town is very tasteful....think Harrods....that classic combo of Goose Turd green [as the Tudors so wonderfully called it] with just the right accent of gold. It runs across from the benches to the signposts and the bollards. Very middle class, very classy....however, it's distinctly lacking in the imaginative department. The naughty side of my personality would rather like to see some maverick soul just repaint one...perhaps the phantom scribbler http://gnatbottomedtowers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/the-phantom-scribbler-strikes-again.html might strike again!

It was with much joy then that I encountered these in my former stomping ground of Winchester where I lived as a student many, many years ago. Scooting past to get to our first dancing stand with Mythago on Saturday I just caught a quick glimpse of them, but Mr GBT being the good soul he is, kindly went back and photographed these marvellous bollards for me so that I could enjoy the spectacle when I got back home. Inspired by the work of various artists the posts were repainted as part of an art project in 2013 http://www.winchester.gov.uk/community/arts/public-visual-arts/bollards

I've put up a selection of my personal favourites. If I had to choose just one it would be the Klimt one, but I think they're all gorgeous.








Arilx


4 comments:

  1. Wow! They are wondrous! Is there a reason for their make over? Who cares - it is a delight, a feast for the eyes - well spotted:)

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    1. I think it was just to brighten up the area around the cathedral.
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  2. I like tradition, but the little creative person in me likes when tradition gets a creative boost. Pretty neat art on those posts.

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    1. Glad to have been able to show them to you Sam.
      Arilx

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