Something new to me was spotted in Dublin yesterday.
Some are probably aware of my fascination/liking/OCD with regards to the likes of Foot Scrapers, Hoppers, and even Gutter Brackets. Things such as vent grilles, opening protectors and roof details have yet to break out fully – their day will yet come.
Lately, I have been enjoying the tweets from Christopher Howse on various coal plates.
I suspect they may have influenced my looking down when on North Earl Street in Dublin yesterday when I spotted this gem. I have seen many of these openings in Cork and Dublin. They are or were used for deliveries and ventilation to basements.
This is the only one that I can recall seeing with an ornate tiled surround.
I sense another obsession beginning…..