Views of the Neighborhood – Bollard People

Last year I featured the bollard in Port Aransas being covered by crochet wraps. There were about thirty the previous year and more than one hundred and thirty this year. The creator of this display is Diana Vondra and a host of helpers. They are being called the “Bollard People for reasons you will see in a moment. There are some photos, and I could not put them all in this post. Also, the sun was at an Eastern angle so for you to see the faces I had to manipulate the photos a little.

Bullard People

Here’s one that looks like a superhero.

This is a view of the way they look when you drive up.

Another shot of a group of them.

Wise one.

Pink.

Looks like an ode to Saturday morning.

Mama in her curlers.

Delighted.

Dignified.

Lost.

Happy.

An author I’ll wager.

Hates to wear glasses.

“May I take your order?”

“Put all the money in this bag.”

Frosty’s youngster.

The sister.

Do Bee.

Ladybug.

Grandma.

Of course, they are from Minnesota.

63 comments

  1. What a neat idea!
    Best regards from Germany,
    Pit

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    1. Are you in Germany now?

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      1. Yes, I am in brrrrr-cold [18F.] but beautiful Germany!

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      2. Yes of course it’s beautiful. Are you near Koln?

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      3. I’m staying with good friends in Hersel. That’s a small place just north of Bonn.

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    What fun! It’s always amazing to see the joy that can be created with just an idea. Have a marvelous day, John. 🙂

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    1. This is created for no other purpose than joy. Thanks, Gwen

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  3. That’s very original and a good tourist draw. My favorite is the bee. Good pictures, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I think everyone likes the bee

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  4. How clever! No way one could fail to smile driving up to these characters!

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    1. Thay do make us all smile. Thanks for the visit, Lori.

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  5. I remember them from last year. I love when a community comes together to make it unique!

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    1. It is a treat for sure, GP. Thanks.

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  6. Amazing! The Bee is the most incredible! Thank you, dear John!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 🐝

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  7. These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing, John. I love the bee!

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    1. The bee is cute for sure. Thanks, Jill

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  8. My comment seems to have been gobbled up by gremlins. These are fun. I think Frosty Jr and his sister moved down for the comp any. Looks like a nice neighborhood.

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    1. I think they all look pretty happy. Thanks, Dan

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  9. How creative and a wonderful idea in bringing joy to a community. Great shots! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. It is a great idea.

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  10. Your descriptions are hilarious. You absolutely pegged some ‘types’ like the waiter. I absolutely loved ‘Lost’ — and the whole set of them is a delight. Are there enough bollards left for the exhibit to expand next year? I suspect even more people will be inclined to participate, or participants will get even more clever ideas.

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    1. Yes there are enough for next year’s expansion. This could take over all the bollards. The creator also said these could be worn on heads as well. By the way, no one steals these, which is amazing.

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  11. So awesome 👏 and funny 😄 I love ❤️ bee and the bug 🕷

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    1. I’m glad you like them. I think everyone likes bee and bug 🐝 🐞

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  12. Very cool. How long are they kept up for?

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    1. They stay up about a month.

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  13. Bollards – so that’s what those things are called. I guess that’s my new word for the day. The collection delivered smiles – but the Wise One made me laugh.

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    1. Thank you, Frank. 😁

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  14. How cool is this “project”? What a joy, so simply created, for passersby to enjoy!

    I’m partial to Ladybug…and Do Bee and the names you’ve baptised them with…

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    1. I like the idea of baptised. Thanks, Dale. 🏖

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      1. ☺ Gonna have to baptise you as Mr. Newly Minted Emoji Man!
        So glad you’re having fun with it.

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      2. What? You don’t even include an emoji in your hahaha? I dunno is this is acceptable, John…🤔🤭

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  15. So what’s the occasion? I mean, why are the little people so dressed up? 🙂

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    1. There is no purpose other than to cause psserbys to smile. Thanks, Greg.

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  16. Boss,

    Love the color and the imagination running wild on these bollards!

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    1. Me too, Marc. Thanks.

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  17. These are so cute, John. Are they for decoration or do they have a specific purpose like the pink bows on trees for cancer?

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    1. The are only to make one smile. That is their only purpose.

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  18. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    What a fun idea that brings smiles to people! Love it.

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    1. Yes they do, Denise. Thank you.

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  19. John, this is a marvelous display of whimsy. I remember you showing some of them in the past. Wow — they’ve been multiplying like rabbits.
    I hope you’re having a sublime Sunday. Mega hugs!

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    1. The fun part is they have not purpose other than to cause a smile. Sunday Hugs, Teagan

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      1. That’s the best purpose of all. 🙂

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  20. They are delightful and very creative! What a surprise to find them on the beach at this time of year! They would be worth the drive to the beach on this beautiful but cold Sunday. Thanks to you I could enjoy them at home. Cheers!

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    1. So true about enjoying them at home. Thanks, Jo.

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  21. How absolutely delightful!!

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  22. These are simply delightful, John! I love the writer best, of course, but the Vikings display takes second place (even though I’m not a Vikings fan!). What a clever idea. Reminds me of the “pole people” we have up here, where some group or other paints wooden utility poles as members of the city’s football team, various community professionals, or whatever. How long do they leave them up?

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    1. They are up a month, Debbie. Thanks. Your utility pole thingy sounds interesting.

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  23. I love that your community does these random things like this. I’m kind of partial to the jellyfish ones.

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    1. I kinda figured you would like those.

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  24. Haha! Love the Minnesota Viking one! 🙂

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    1. I know right? 😀

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  25. These are so adorable – I can’t even pick a favorite.

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    1. They all are smile makers. Thanks, Teri.

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  26. OMG! They are so cute!!

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  27. How much fun is this! I love that you named them. There are so cute.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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