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Friday, December 3, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, a Photographic Glimpse of Reston's Future

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Restonian Secret Operative "Sean" sent us this picture of an actual fanciful concrete bollard he spotted in the wild, in the decidedly non-suburban community of Washington, D.C. (where we hear there's at least a Borders, if not a Macaroni Grill, in some place called "George Town.") We don't know about you all, but this makes us pretty psyched about all the new development coming to Reston.

9 comments:

  1. That's a bollard. It looks like a bollock to me.

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  2. bol·lard   /ˈbɒlərd/ Show Spelled
    [bol-erd] Show IPA

    –noun
    1.Nautical.
    a.a thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached.
    b.a small post to which lines are attached.
    c.bitt (def. 1).
    2.British. one of a series of short posts for excluding or diverting motor vehicles from a road, lawn, or the like.

    Google Images [http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&q=bollard&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=] gives us mostly post bollards, not spheres.

    Enter "fanciful bollard" on Google images and we get Restonian in the results! [http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=fanciful+bollard&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=]

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  3. Has anyone been over to Dulles Station in Herndon? The bollards run wild there and in packs, its bollard madness...

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  4. From the Uplands of RestonDecember 3, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    With a little Rogain and some TLC, you can change an ugly bollard into an attractive russet brown Chia Pet. Do it, do it for Reston.
    This is a real bollard pre-DRB.

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  5. Chia pets --- ahh, I love this idea. And it's green and organic and very, very Reston friendly! Best comment for 2010!

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  6. Maybe a vision of how Restonians will have to grow some balls to say stop to the proposed increases in the RA dues for 2011?

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  7. How much are they going to increase? Last year they went up by $12.00

    Don't be such a cheap bollard.

    The Dues are a Good Deal.

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  8. fanciful bollard...

    Dude - you've heard this before - I'm removing my bookmark of this page if you don't knock this tired crap off

    BITTER FELLOW

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  9. Just ignore BITTER FELLOW, folks. He's just a shill for PETB: People for the Ethical Treatment of Bollards.

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