The Google Earth Bollard ;)

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

This bollard, located on the jetty at Skinningrove, was used to moor large iron ships that once traded from this small industrial harbour in the early part of the last century.

As you can see, the hexagon nuts that once held it secure to the jetty have been removed, no doubt a failed attempt to lift the bollard for use elsewhere. The bolts are so heavily corroded that it would not be possible to extract it without the use of an oxy-acetylene burning torch!

I am amazed that this photo has received thousands of views :)

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Ghiocela on May 27, 2009

Hi, Jim!! I think I found the answer to your question!;) Your name has disappeared from the red list because it is now very well caught in exactly this way, .. with 4 screws! What do you think is enough?!?...:)) Best wishes, Simona

Nick Weall on May 28, 2009

A chap could get hung up on this!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 2, 2009

Greetings and many thanks for all your feed back folks ;>)

Sue Hello have you re-entered hibernation, now its your winter?

Victor- That sounds like a good idea ;>)

Steve111-It seems that almost every one has suffered in some way. I have noticed a huge reduction in activity all round ;>)

juncujuncu-I am so glad you called in, thank you ;>)

Simona- you amaze me with your thoughtful and caring responses, I would love to meet you face to face, I am sure that we would be very good friends. Well, I can dream a liitle, can't I?

Nick- Do you mean hung by the Boll----??

I've posted some photos in this months competition JUST HERE

Kind regards to you all ;>)


Victor de Lara on June 2, 2009

I find out another easy one way Jim. It´s on my last shot ;)


Ghiocela on June 3, 2009

Hi, Jim!! Would be very difficult .. to live without dreams! Birds have the power to fly! People have the power to dream!:) Kind regards, Simona

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 7, 2009

Thanks for keeping a watchful eye open Victor ;>)

As always Simona, your visit makes me feel so happy. I love your thoughtful and imaginative comments, it is like reading poetry ;>))

warm regards to you both....


digitaaal on June 10, 2009

Let me excuse it, they moored once here Jim Hi. From Hungary, Pista

You speak that do not understand me, I write through the translator. I strongly like your pictures, congratulate at you many good qualitative pictures, Александр.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 10, 2009

Hello dear Pista, They no longer moor here. The iron ore industry that once supported the jetty died many years ago ;>) Thank you so much my friend for your friendly visit and vote ;>)

Уважаемые Цуркан Александр, добро пожаловать в мою галерею;>)

Я очень благодарен за Ваш визит и щедрую оценку. ;>)

С уважением


Mahdi Kalhor on June 17, 2009

wonderful subject and a great composition!

Its name is Sendan in Farsi.

Kind regards to you,


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 21, 2009

Thanks Mahdi.

The "Farsi" language, is it spoken in your country? Jim

Leo Roundtree on July 15, 2009


It is always such a pleasure to visit your gallery to view your lovely photos and be entertained by the witty and "educational" banter between you and your PA friends.

Once again, I have spent 15 entertaining minutes following the threads of "topiarised vs untopiarised bollards". What fun!

Cheers, Leo

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 17, 2009

Thanks for the link Roger. That is the most luxurious bollard in the world. Yes!! worth its weight in gold ;>)


Steve Paxton on August 1, 2009

Jim a good shot for this months NPC lost glory but you may have better. steve

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 1, 2009

Well thanks for your encouragement Steve111, I'll see if there is something a little more interesting!!

Hope you have recovered from all that surfing steve, you will be aching from muscles that you didn't know you had!!


Steve Paxton on August 5, 2009

The sad part is i now got the Flu i am hoping not the swine flu but two people at work have had it so odd on i got it. steve

Roger Narbonne on June 1, 2010

A nice close-up on this Bollard Jim. I better for you, the same Bollard but Gold see this link HERE, thank you.

Greetings of France city Narbonne, My gallery on one page, Roger.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 12, 2012

steve111~~~~That's not bad going Steve, it's only taken me two and a half years to read your comments..You must be better by now!

Roger-11~~~I remember seeing the link Roger so I must have read these comments..

I shall not even dare to apologise ;O

ashamed :[

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 11, 2009
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2009/05/07 14:05:58
    • Exposure: 0.007s
    • Focal Length: 37.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash