Friday, July 22, 2011
Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon
This is also a Twitter find, posted by James Refell. There is an intruiging connection here between the key, tied to a string, and the metal door handle. It seems as if the proprietors of the Ace Hotel want to maintain some propriety, and keep the key within the door-related family, by attaching it to a door handle. The key may be restless, as it is moved from patron to patron, but it retains a sense of comfort, knowing that it is tethered to a cousin. Attaching the key to a lock would be too glaring an attempt at maintaining solidarity between the key and its holder.