My latest obsession. Taking photographs of these holes-in-walls.
It all started with this pink one some weekends ago after we watched a documentary about Gilbert & George (I love everything about them old dears!).
The next day when we were down in Chinatown for lunch, I saw this grill on a pink wall and immediately thought of the arty duo - the image of a drain cover that they used on one of their pieces and how they sometimes sign off with a crown above their names.
Haven't stopped looking out for ventilation grills everywhere I go since. I like collecting things in sets. Appeals to my ever-so-slightly "anal" and obsessive nature. Since I can't pry the grills off the walls and physically own them (the same goes for those stencil street art that I love so much), photos will have to do.
I like repeated pattern on things. Explains another fixation.
"eeeeeee" or "Chinese coins"?
Not a grill but pretty anyway.
A "polka-dotted" modern one.
Another new-ish one in "argyle".
This...this mad-looking thing is not the end of a vent! But a proper window with some crazy metal sculpture put in. Aids ventilation too so I'm including it.
The building that it is in is just as wacky! A monolith of hard sharp angles in the middle of a neighbourhood of quaint old terraces. I'll take a wide shot the next time I walk by.
That's all the holes-in-walls I have to show for now. Please feel free to point me to more and photos of your finds will be much appreciated.