I’ve occasionally toyed with the idea of either photographing or recording every piece of street furniture on a single pavement. That is, every manhole cover, bin, pipe, every little metal thing under your feet that defies or eludes explanation. I haven’t done it yet largely because there are so many even on a short stretch of pavement. Try counting up next time you walk down your road.
Some measure of the effect, though, can be gained from taking a look at Diamond Geezer’s tally of all the signs currently up at Bow Road tube station while it undergoes redevelopment. Obsessive, yes. It’s also fantastic. I’ve seen much much less interesting lists being displayed in funky London galleries.
(Safety) hats off to DG for that one.