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MANHOLE COVER LOVERS

There must be billions of them in the world. We pass them every day. We walk on them. We do not take any notice of them. They are heavy, and usually made of cast iron. They come in many different shapes, sizes and patterns. Look, and you will find them everywhere.

What are they? MANHOLE COVERS, that provide access to local service systems such as water, electricity, gas, and telecommunications.

Post photos of any interesting ones you find here.

Location: Sigean, France
Members: 24
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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rubbings 4 Replies

i noticed 2 on a short walk and wished I had brought my small art supply bag as it contains 2 bare crayons red and black to make "rubbings" of embossed , interesting surfaces. This is near home so…Continue

Started by Stephanie Lentz Morrison. Last reply by Stephanie Lentz Morrison Sep 2, 2023.

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Comment by Bradford on April 9, 2022 at 7:32pm

Congratulations, VMH!  Few are saved as most are cast aside.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on April 9, 2022 at 3:00pm

I HAVE GOT MY VERY OWN MANHOLE COVER (plaque d'égout)!

One of the local roads was being resurfaced and this plaque was going to be thrown out, but I rescued it.

And, as France is having the first round of it's Presidential election tomorrow, I decided to 'France-ify' my Very Own Manhole Cover

Tomorrow? Vote Early! Vote Often! VOTEZ DE GAULLE!!

Comment by Diana Hale on March 22, 2022 at 2:04pm

Chicago, IL.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 20, 2022 at 4:18pm

FROM ANTONIO BIANCO FROM NAPOLI: GRAZIE!

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on March 14, 2022 at 11:51am

New example from Warsaw....

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on March 11, 2022 at 4:42pm

Dear Ilya, in Poland you can still see such artefacts in many places. They are a remnant of when in the 19th century, until 1918, Poland was ruled by three states: Russia, Prussia and Ausrto-Hungary. In western Poland there are, for example, such elements with German inscriptions.

My sincere greetings in these difficult times.

 Raphael

Дорогой Илья, в Польше во многих местах еще можно увидеть такие артефакты. Они являются пережитком того времени, когда в 19 веке, до 1918 года, Польшей управляли три государства: Россия, Пруссия и Австро-Венгрия. В западной Польше, например, есть такие предметы с немецкими надписями. Мои искренние поздравления в это трудное время.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on March 11, 2022 at 10:45am

New example from Warsaw....

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 10, 2022 at 7:47pm

Traveller Mikhail Timofeev saw in Poland, in Łódź, near Księży Młyn, on Fabryczna Street, a manhole with a Russian inscription:
Zell Brothers Construction Office, 1910.

The manhole has been in place for over a century! Photo by Michal Timofeev.


https://labyrinth.ivanovo.ac.ru/2020/10/19/%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%85%D0%B0...
Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 10, 2022 at 5:09pm

TWO ROUND MANHOLE COVERS FROM SIGEAN, FRANCE

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on March 10, 2022 at 4:58pm

New example from Warsaw....

 

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