Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A breath of fresh air



Ding - Dingaling - Ding - Ding - Chink!! The lights are flashing all over my little geek-pinball-table with this one! I am inducted into the annals of Geekgodess!! Hah!!

They have varying names: sub-floor vents, air vents, air bricks. Whichever, I have chosen ones from older buildings - late 19th, early 20th century. Vents in the 21st century are a little more pedestrian.


First block
Top: Supreme Court, St James Road
Left: Town Hall, Druitt St entrance
Right: Caraher Lane, The Rocks
Second block
Top left: Sydney Hospital, Macquarie Street
Top right: Commonwealth Bank, Martin Place
Lower left: GPO, George Street entrance
Lower right: Bible House, Bathurst Street
Final block
Top left: Mitchell Library, facing Shakespeare Place
Top right: Sydney Hospital, Nightingale Wing
Last: Lands Title Office, Prince Albert Road

25 comments:

Piyush said...

Nice compilation !

James said...

I like your "photographer's eye". You notice small but interesting things. These are great.

brattcat said...

Clever, clever. You provide us here with such a fascinating experience through your lens and your compression of language.

Frau said...

Nice pictures!

Lois said...

An interesting collection!

Jo said...

Excellent collection of vents, Julie.

Serge Cornillet said...

Nice idea, such details in these pictures, I like particularly stones.
Bye,
Serge

Peter said...

Great grates!

Birdman said...

Wonderful photo essay.

J Bar said...

A terrific collection. They're all great but I'm fascinated by the first one with the crown.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes you are a geek!! -- what will you think of next. But what an interesting collection ... you saved the best to last.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I just noticed you Sydney events banner collection in the margin ... yet another good idea.

Ann said...

Rats. You've pinched one of my ideas. I have a good one of the LPMA vent (we're Land and Property Management Authority at the moment), though I was going to try it in mono. The Mint Museum has some nice ones as well. Haven't seen the round or square ones before - very unusual.

Marka said...

Interesting collection of vent covers.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Very good Julie, I like them very much. I only hope you don't get picked up for loitering doing all these type photos.
Bruce.

Virginia said...

Why exactly can't I rein in my ADD self to remember to do a collage such as this ? It's genius Julie and I love it when you do it. Damn, I just lose it in my O.L.D. fog I guess. How gorgeous these are. I don't think my city has the likes of these........but maybe they do and i've not noticed.
V

Jilly said...

How glorious. So many styles. I love that something as simple as an air vent cane be in an Art Nouveau style. Beautiful and beautifully presented, Julie.

Gunn said...

You really have EYES for details!
Pretty. Thanks for sharing.

diane said...

Plenty of variety in style.Great post!

Hilda said...

What an amazing and beautiful array of air vents! You have a great eye for details, Julie. I haven't even noticed if our buildings have such. The crown design in the Supreme Court's vent is gorgeous. I also like what looks to be the art nouveau style of the Mitchell Library's.

JM said...

What a brilliant idea and what a fantastic photo collection! Great job, Julie!

Sandra Gaspar said...

Beautiful!

Dina said...

These are wonderful!
You had a very successful hunt.

Mary Ann said...

I love this collection and you captured the images so well.

Julie said...

Thank you both Dina & Mary Ann, you are from a similar part of our world and visit each other's blogs. Lovely to see you both here in Australia every so often.

Never worry, I see ALL comments, no matter when left and how long after the original post. I certainly appreciate them.

Many thanks.