Very cool, Casi and Imec. Love the last work of art in #86, Imec, *ahem*...'the one with the escheresque frogs'. We all perceive things so differently, loved it, then went hunting all over to find the frogs and found it was the same one.
Thanks Jazz. NYC is the place for manholes,I spent so much time looking at. I think I have some more stashed .I wonder if that last one that imec took is replicated somehow. I would love to see a jeweler do a brooch of it,it's that elegant. Some nearby ones here in NOLA I somehow missed.
Yes,it is! Thanks for those Imec. Some real jewels in there! I'm guessing these were in a fairly concentrated part of the city or were you all over the place? The ones I took in NYC this time are almost all taken in the midtown/downtown area.(I didn't get to Uptown this trip).
Imec, besides the wonderful designs you've caught, I really, really like the way you've incorporated different angles or shadows or close-ups into the your manhole cover pictures. I tried to do some of that with mine (way back on page 1), as I like the way it brings either abstract or human interest into the picture. I also admire the way Casimira featured covers with water or drifted dirt or leaves over them, lending a whole new mood to the subject.
I had to stand right in the middle of the busiest intersection in town to take this photo. Fortunately the busiest intersection isn't real busy in Wallace, Idaho, a town that mostly burned down 100 years ago when the biggest forest fires in US history erupted.
People were rescued and taken by train to Missoula, Montana, over burning wooden trestles.
That's half the fun of photographing these,dodging taxis,trucks,people staring at you shaking their heads . One gent the other day looked at me,looked down,looked at me again while I was photographing,shook his head,and mumbled,"how odd". (he was a Brit judging from his accent, so, I smiled brightly at him ).
Kimby and Casimira, that's what makes the photo above one of my favorites, since it shows both the manhole and the strange person leaning over the sidewalk to take a photo of "nothing." People are so mystified about what we could have possibly found to photograph.
De gueules à la herse d'or, sommée d'une hermine au naturel, lampassée de sable, colletée et bouclée aussi d'or, cravatée d'une écharpe d'hermine voletant sur son dos.
L'hermine, symbole des remparts, marche sur la herse, symbole de la ville. Au XVIIe siècle, le blason de Saint-Malo a pour principal motif un dogue (« De gueules à un dogue d'argent »), faisant référence aux fameux « chiens du guet », qu'on lâchait le soir sur la grève, pour préserver la ville des pillages de navires, et ce jusqu'en 1777.
Le drapeau bleu à croix blanche était celui de la marine marchande française. On y a ajouté un quartier rouge avec l'hermine marchant vers la gauche pour personnaliser les navires de Saint-Malo. Un autre drapeau identique mais avec un quartier rouge opposé en diagonale à celui de l'hermine, serait celui des corsaires malouins.
The ermine is the symbol of the walls (don't know why) and the dogs are the watchdogs of the city, who would be released at night to patrol around the walls.
There may be an item about Saint Malo coming up soon.