Archive for December, 2016

What happened to the manhole covers on H Street NE? The manhole on the foreground is obviously missing, but so is the one in the background. In place of the manhole cover is a puddle covered with dark liquid.

Photo courtesy of Julia.


Portland, Oregon, is nicknamed the City of Roses, and for good reason: it is home to the International Rose Test Garden. This Portland General Electric lid pays homage to the city’s heritage. 

Photo courtesy of Dan G. 


Henrique previously sent me some manhole cover pictures from Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, including a manhole cover that was overflowing with sewage. This time, Henrique’s picture is of a manhole cover overflowing with potable water. The source of Ribeirao Preto’s drinking water is the Guarani Aquifer.