I don’t know when exactly, but I got the idea a long time ago to take photos of the different manhole / sewer covers that I encountered on my travels. One led to two and then I had a bunch. I think they are pretty damn cool, but I’ll let you judge for yourself. If you have any cool manhole / sewer covers or goolies (DE) from your town, think about sending them my way and I’ll make sure they show up here, and I’ll be sure to give credit where it is due.
Enjoy , and remember to look where you step.
Havana, Cuba-Never been to Cuba, I hear that they are Commies, many thanks to Chris Cornell.
Czech Republic, Prague-The city seal shows three towers that represnt the three cities that united in 1784 to make Prague. The arm with the sword was added after Prague defended the Charles Bridge from the Swedes in the Thirty Years War
Pula, Croatia- Pula was had been a city for centuries before the Romans established an outpost there
Berlin, Germany-The Brandenburger Gate, the Siege Salle, The Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Reichstag and the Olympicc Stadium are all shown on this sewer cover
Freiburg, Germany-Freiburg is a popular university town, I cant determine sigificance of the city seal.
Koblenz, Germany-Koblenz’s manhole covers show the famous Spitting Boy Fountain. The Spitting Boy represent the city’s disdain for foreigners as Spitting John is the bastard son of an invading soldier
Cologne/Koln, Germany #2
The coat of arms of Cologne shows three crowns for the Three Kings whose bones are said to be kept in the Cologne Cathedral
Mainz, Germany-The City seal shows two wheels, the Archbisop of Mainz was said to be the “Driver of God’s Chariot”
Trier, Germany’s coat of arms shows the Archbishop of Trier
Thessaloniki, Greece- The Vergina Sun was a symbol used by Alexander the Great and then later by his son, Alexander the Pretty Good
Thessaloniki, Greece-Thessaloniki means “Thessalon Victory”
Rome, Italy-SPQR means the Senate and People of Rome
Rome, Italy-SPQR has been used since ancient times
Osaka, Japan-This manhole cover shows Osaka Castle and the famous Osaka cherry blossoms
Utrecht, The Netherlands-1967
Utrecht, The Netherlands-1968
Amsterdam, The Netherlands-A firehydrant
Gainesvile, Florida, USA
USA, Gainesville, Florida-Gainesville used to be an important rail hub, so they have a train on their city seal, how clever.