Manhole Cover Designs

As described in my Signs Afoot 7 April 2009 blog post, I am interested in the design and age of signs and marks under foot in a city.  I have recently collected images of manhole covers from Marrakech, Morocco to Portland, Oregon.  I am delighted by the variety and personality expressed in this most-humble of civic street elements.  Here are some of my favorites:

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon manhole cover

San Francisco, California

San Francisco manhole cover

Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto, California manhole cover

Salinas, California

Salinas, California manhole cover

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech Morocco manhole cover

Marrakech Morocco manhole cover

Marrakech Morocco manhole cover

Marrakech Morocco manhole cover

Images Copyright 2011 by Katy Dickinson

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