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~John Lennon


Monday, April 30, 2012

Great!

This grate is on the side of the wall of a building in town. I am fascinated with the brick designs and the additions on the brick walls, such as the grate.

What is the grate for? How was it used? Not just design.

This is a very strong metal. I would like this grate on my wall or on top of and end table. The circles and extensions and all interconnected remind me of people in a community. Strong and connected.

14 comments:

Ms. A said...

That's a great grate. Not sure how big it is, but it looks like it might make a cool headboard, too.

Rock Chef said...

Most of us miss the details like this - is it cast iron, perhaps?

oceangirl said...

It looks strong and an "authentic" grate. Quite beautiful.

DJan said...

You just gave me a grate idea for a photo safari! :-)

Akannie said...

I grew up in a hundred something year old Victorian..all the rooms had 1'x1' furnace grates in the walls that looked like this.

I love this kind of stuff too....designs, textures...stuff to run your hands across!

Abby said...

I love how you notice things like this. A lot of people would just go on passed it.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is lovely and it would look great on a wall!

Stephen Hayes said...

I see the strong and connected connection, but there's something oppressive in there too. I also like images like this of items viewed out of context.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Yes! Those connections are solid and will last and last and last.

Heidrun Khokhar said...

The way you captured this grate makes it appear to be floating. COOL:)

bill lisleman said...

repeating patterns are appealing.
Of course the cheese grater has a repeating pattern and you get grated cheese too. However, I don't think you eat cheese - right.

Stickup Artist said...

That is a fascinating take on this metal grate. I don't think I would ever have come up with that connection. Maybe the grate is protection from debris.

LL Cool Joe said...

It woud make a great piece of artwork on a wall wouldn't it? Too often we walk around with our eyes closed.

Brian Miller said...

there is a rather fascinating geometry to it...def more art than function i would think..