Manhole Covers

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posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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Great art can be found in the most interesting places. While browsing around, I happened on this story in Japan Today titled Drainspotting: Japanese Manhole Covers.


Today, nearly 95% of the 1,780 municipalities in Japan sport their very own customized manhole covers, with imagery that evokes each region’s cultural identity, from flora and fauna to landmarks and local festivals.
As a testament to the Japanese aesthetic sensibility in all aspects of life, these pieces of urban art are colorful, intricately designed, and unique to their locale - from Kanto to Chubu to Disneyland Japan.


So... of course, I was intrigued enough to go searching for online examples and came across a collection showing hundreds of Japanese manhole covers on flickr. Here's a few to whet your appetite:













So... how about it, ATSers. What are the manhole covers like in your town? Are they weird, spacey, give directions for the Illuminati?

Inquiring minds want to know.




posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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wow, I had no idea!

i've never paid much attention to ours, so they are probably non descript looking..



posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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Here's one for ATS:






posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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It's great to see some cultures express art and apply beauty almost everywhere. It helps the mind. It has not the same effect as a rusty squared patterned manhole on a fractured asphalt or cement road, near a broken pavement... next to yellow, dried grass filled with dandelions...

But I found a few interesting ones out of Japan...

images.google.ca...://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8M4A38LyBBs/SmTDavzeZFI/AAAAAAAAMMI/564ugMpLFIo/s400/creative%2Bmanholes1.jpg&imgrefur l=http://wierdup.blogspot.com/2009/07/15-unique-manholes.html&usg=__Vh71

And a few others from Japan...
( 2 or 3 are the same as the OP )

www.bloggersbase.com...

He! Who would have known I would have been looking at manholes pictures this morning! Great find! I had no idea something like that was being made somewhere on Earth.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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