Archive for the ‘manhole covers’ Category

Drinking water service in Lafayette, Louisiana (population: 127,000) is provided by the Peoples Water Service Company. The drinking water faucet/hydrant mark is shaped into a P for Peoples (depicted below). The Peoples Water Service Company has been around since 1929 and provides drinking water utility services to communities in Louisiana and Florida.

(A previous version of this post stated that Lafayette is located in Indiana. Although there is a city of Lafayette, Indiana, this picture was taken in Lafayette, Louisiana).

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Photo courtesy of Vera.

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Acquedotto di Verona

Posted: October 20, 2017 in manhole covers
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Verona, a city of 265,000 in northeast Italy, was the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Its aqueduct was built during Roman times. Thanks to Kristine for the picture of this aqueduct lid.

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Budapest Manhole Cover

Posted: October 14, 2017 in manhole covers
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Thanks to Zita for snapping this photo while in Hungary. I like the ornate pattern in the center; it gives the utilitarian manhole cover a certain level of refinement.

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Manhole Covers of Saint Paul

Posted: September 25, 2017 in manhole covers
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For me, one of the most exciting aspects of visiting a new city is discovering its manhole covers. It feels a little bit like treasure hunting, except in this case what I’m looking for is hidden in plain sight. Here’s what I found on my trip to Saint Paul.

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This stormwater drain in Portland, Maine reminds passerby of the local aquatic life that depends on clean water.

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Photo courtesy of Kristine.

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During a recent walk near the Aspen Hill Library, I came across this painted manhole cover.