Colored Mini Manhole Covers

I love manhole covers in general. The bigger ones are hard to photograph without getting one’s feet in the frame. I was delighted to find these the other day. They are smaller, water valve covers I think, but they were in the middle of the street so I think they qualify as mini manhole covers.


Below is an anonymous man hole cover, surrounded by interesting textures, shadows and lines. Perhaps my fascination with high-contrast, coarsely-grained comes from my nearsightedness. Before I got glasses, I could not get enough time with my toy binoculars. I would look everywhere and focused sharply on everything.