Manhole Monday: the best of the best

Happy Manhole Monday! I’m breaking format today. Instead of pairing two covers side by side like I normally do, I’m just showing one picture. One cover that I came across that stopped me dead in my tracks (literally, in the middle of the street). By far the best cover I’ve ever come across in person:
1
In 2006, the City of Albuquerque turned 300 years old and the city celebrated, right down to their manhole covers. Here is a detail:
2It still blows me away that this much design and detail went into a manhole cover. Simply stunning.

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