Look!: Whimsical Security Bollards in Prague

Look!: Whimsical Security Bollards in Prague

Colleen Quinn
Aug 15, 2008

In the last few years, DC has become a maze of security barriers and one-way streets, a dramatic change from our childhood in the city. Most of the bollards we see around town are unattractive concrete barriers that do nothing to enhance curb appeal. Though some neighborhoods have more attractive metal bollards to better blend into the scenery, we have yet to see any that we like better than the ones we found in Prague...

Lined up like soldiers along the street, the "faces" on each are just slightly different. Though the blue color might not work around DC, we would love to see something similar in a darker metal finish standing sentinel on our city streets. We have reluctantly accepted that the bollards are here to stay, but we refuse to accept the innate ugliness so often found in these security additions.

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