Manhole Monday: souvenir

Happy Manhole Monday! My cousin and her family were in Seattle last week visiting family, and as her husband nicely said, “all i got were these lousy manhole pictures”. As far as I’m concerned these pictures are pretty spectacular. Thanks to Erin Kinsella for taking them and for Kevin Kinsella for passing them along.

seattle drain 1
seattle drain 2
seattle drain 3
This cover features the “Seattle Grid” with names of popular locations bordering its edge and small icons that represent the location of each landmark. The City of Seattle refers to it as a personnel hatch cover and is just one of many artistic covers (115 to be exact) that are located throughout downtown Seattle. This hatch cover and 18 others of the same type were commissioned by the City in 1975 and designed by artist Anne Knight. The Corporate Seal of the City of Seattle is located on the cover as well. 

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