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Guardian Greyhound & Bobby Bollard [20090624|20:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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There I was, walking through the monotonous, oppressive cleanliness of Belgravia and wondering why I was putting myself through such an excruciating experience. I don't understand how anyone who lives there finds their way home, either, as all of the houses are white three-story jobs with columned entryways and creepily symmetrical topiary. The few people I passed were breathtakingly expensive and hostile. After an hour, I was contemplating suicide by spiky black wrought-iron fencepost. Heaven knows there is a surfeit available.

My increasingly desperate flight took me to the sanctuary of Sloane Square station - and you know you're in trouble when you're thinking of a tube station as a haven. I turned down Gerald Road and almost stumbled over Bobby Bollard, who squats in front of a police station converted into flats. Much to my delight, Guardian Greyhound stood at attention only a few doors down. They allowed me to leave Belgravia without feeling as if I'd found a section of London that had been conquered by robots.


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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-06-24 20:54 (UTC)
That's a seriously creepy face on that policeman bollard!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-25 12:44 (UTC)
I got the impression that it wasn't the first one he'd been adorned with, nor was it likely to be the last!
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[User Picture]From: mysti77
2009-06-24 21:26 (UTC)
lovely finds :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-25 12:44 (UTC)
Thank you. Stuff like this makes my whole (sorta secret) project worthwhile
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[User Picture]From: sadira42
2009-06-24 23:15 (UTC)
Oh my god, that greyhound is so awesome! The turned down paw! The look on its face!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-25 12:45 (UTC)
It's so realistic and lovable. If not for the stone colour, I could easily see mistaking it for a real one at a cursory glance.
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