Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chinatown Manhole Covers

I was walking around Chinatown in Philadelphia and saw that they had the coolest manhole covers.  They were from the Chinese Zodiac, and were brass.
 
I must have missed two of them during my walk.  I think I know where they were, but they were on the other side of a street I never got around to crossing.
 
I can't recall ever previously seeing decorative manhole covers.  Have you ever seen them anywhere, readers?

22 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

That is so cool. I had no idea. Roanoke's covers are pretty boring but I have noted how old and worn they are. I'm guessing some of ours have been around since the 1920's.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very cool! I don't live anywhere that I could ever see these, so thanks for sharing them!

Linda E said...

I have never seen any either....but they are neat. Ours are the old standard black. Stay cool today!

Out on the prairie said...

A first for me,really unique find.

TexWisGirl said...

ooh! i want them as walking stones in my yard!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love them, very unique and different!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are really cool!

A Quiet Corner said...

They are awesome, Baby Girl! ...:)JP

Slamdunk said...

No, I have not seen those before. I agree with TexWisGirl in that they would look great in yards.

Linda said...

Oh my! Those are quite wonderful!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow, we have never seen anything like that!
love
tweedles

Karen S. said...

Oh these are lovely!

Endah Murniyati said...

So interesting! I have never seen before.

Tanya Breese said...

i've never seen decorative ones before, i like these!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh they are beautiful. Hug B

ThreeOldKeys said...

Search on "drainspotting" or "manhole covers" in Pinterest and you'll be blown away!

Also, there is a book called Quilting with Manhole Covers, by Shirley MacGregor.

But no, I've never seen a decorative cover, except in photos. How fun to find 'em in the sidewalk!

ThreeOldKeys said...

hmmm ... did my post disappear ...?

SweetMarie said...

I've never seen anything like these, but I would love to have some!

alissa apel said...

Those are so cool! I can see why you took photos of them!

Annette said...

How cool! You are very observant! I'd probably walk on them again and again without ever noticing.

Michael Manning said...

Never. But this is cool!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Those are very cool manhole covers. I like searching for Toynbee Tiles when I go to a city.