manhole monday: art

pairOut of all the manhole covers I have come across or that have been shared with me, these two are hands down the most unusual. I have never seen anything like the hand tile work for a manhole cover in the picture taken by Margot Swift. The amount of detail (look at the white tiles surrounding the blue letters!) is just amazing.
Since I have started collecting pictures of manhole covers, I have found that the most beautifully illustrated covers come from Japan. The scenes that are on the covers are specific to the city they are in. As far as I’m concerned, these are pieces of art! Thanks to Adam Fishman for sharing his awesome picture taken in Osaka.

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