MRSY documents beautifully designed manhole covers all over Japan.
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Wow You just have to appreciate the thoughtful craft of the Japanese… very cool
That’s what I love about the Japanese, attention to things that seems insignificant to the rest of the world… even though it’s such a prominent feature in our cities…
YES! Love the attention to detail, and the idea of making something prettier for no reason other than that
Nowhere near as awesome as these, but there are some manholes from Norway;
those are great too, i think the beuty is in the attention to this or any object as a medium.. thanks for sharing !
Beauty is in the detail. Never thought manhole could be so diverse and beauttfully designed. Only in Japan!
These really are badass, why isn’t the UK this pretty?
you know if these were in the states they would be stolen left and right!
I’d love to grill a steak on a surface as detailed and beautiful as those.
Take a look -> http://www.sewercover.com !!!!
also here: http://www.artlib.ru/index.php?id=11&idp=0&fp=2&uid=185&idg=0&user_serie=2390
A manhole cover is a removable plate forming the lid over the opening of a manhole, to prevent anyone from falling in and to keep unauthorized persons out.Since the era of ancient Rome, sewer grates made from stone have been used to keep people from falling into the sewage and to catch anything large that might otherwise fall in. Manhole covers usually weigh more than 50 kg, partly because the weight keeps them in place when traffic passes over them, and partly because they are often made out of cast iron, sometimes with infills of concrete. This makes them inexpensive, strong, and heavy. A manhole cover sits on metal base, with a smaller inset rim which fits the cover. The base and cover are sometimes called “castings,” because they are made by a casting process.
These are awesome! My mom and I always take pictures of interesting storm drain covers.