Meet the Bollards in Geelong

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As we drive along the waterfront at Geelong on the way to our home exchange in Drysdale, our host Jill mentions something called “bollards” which, she says, are a reflection of the town’s history. When we return to Geelong for a longer visit, we discover them in greater detail and find them most endearing. To quote the Bollard trail walk brochure, “Over 100 bollards are installed right around the Waterfront from Limeburner’s Point to Rippleside Park. Artist Jan Mitchell was commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong in 1995 to transform reclaimed timber pier pylons into these remarkable works of art.” We don’t get to see them all, but here are the ones we did meet.

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6 Responses to Meet the Bollards in Geelong

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  2. Susan Walter says:

    Lots of fun. I wonder how many are based on real people? A couple of them look a bit like relatives of mine 🙂

  3. They’re much more pleasant than the usual bollards we see here!

  4. Helen says:

    How fantastic! Another ‘must do’ for me.
    I’ve been without wifi for a few days so not sure if you are still in Oz. If so, I do hope you are avoiding the awful weather down south.
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