Street bollards can be found almost everywhere on the globe. However, not all of them are as ordinary as the one you will most certainly encounter in your neighborhood. Some of them represent true pieces of art and have special bollard designs while others would surely put a smile on your face during your everyday walk.
Below we made a list of those we find most interesting. Enjoy!
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In the city of Istanbul, in Turkey, not only will you enjoy long walks along the Bosporus and masterpieces of Ottoman architecture and art. But you might as well be surprised by the inspiring street furniture! From animal shaped telephone booths to these street art bollards you might well prepare your memory card with enough space before your trip!
If you want to know more about this type of bollards, check out our article about Cyclops bollards! These street bollards are worth reading about!
These decorative bollards are a product of combining toy elements with ancient Greek mythology creatures. Created by Le Cyclop these bollards represent an upgrade to his existing Cyclops bollards by personalizing them with the familiar yellow Lego face.
The City Council of Winchester, England, had funded the painting of 16 bollards in this municipality with motives depicting some of the most important masterpieces of all times such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Klimt’s Fulfillment. Timeless pieces from other artists such as Matisse, Mondrian and Kandinsky may also be seen on these decorative posts.
In Tarragona, Spain, you will find many narrow streets lined with rows of colorful bollards. Each of them was painted individually by anonymous artists. It all started as a community project inviting locals to give a personal touch to their neighborhood. Result: People wait in long queues for their turn to paint their own customized bollard.
It seems that cartoons remain the main source of inspiration for most street artists. Hence, in Singapore one artist has used motives from the new Disney’s animated movie: Despicable Me. Its Minions became famous with all generations over the globe and now we may see them even on cement bollards!
This swimming team is just an example from over 100 unique bollards in the city of Greater Geelong in Australia. Very colorful and personalized, these wooden bollard designs are a true touristic attraction!
Read more about Geelong bollards on our blog.
Next time when you happen to see a lonely ball in the street, think twice before you run towards it and show off with your sports skills! You might end up being hurt! These ball bollards show an amazing idea of how to easily refurbish just about any city area and bring more color and life to old concrete bollards!
The blue colored steel pipe bollards in Prague, Czech Republic have immediately caught our attention. These warrior design bollards are serving as traffic posts on a small square in the city center of the capital.
These Smurf blue bollards perhaps represent the most peculiar bollard design we have seen so far! They may be seen in Seattle serving as bicycle lane separator and parking bollards.
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