Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sewer Covers

Sandy's pal, Beanie Mouse in England, posted a beary interesting blog on drain covers. Which made Sandy start looking down at the ground rather than up at the sky. He found an interesting drain hole cover on his first try!
That is almost like the one he found in Berlin (a few weeks ago)...
The Berlin one was like a mini tour guide to the main sights in Berlin!

But there are more at home too...
This is the most common one - it is definitely well-labelled! Sometimes these ones are beary worn down and almost smooth... but they are often in the middle of the street and not safe to photograph!
This one is beary pretty and reminds us all to ACT!! Instead of just sitting on our little bear bums (or something like that).
 Again, a very well-labelled manhole cover... it's a little worn though...
This one is kind of pretty too... Enmax is the local electrical company.

But the piece-de-resistance (better look up the correct French spelling for Ben!)...

just need a few acute and grave accents!...

ah-hem... The pièce de résistance is this one!!

Isn't that beautiful??? It is a face, but it looks like a windy face which makes no sense for a sewer cover... but then Sandy looked it up online and the face represents the warm Chinook winds that blow sometimes during the winter!


  1. Oh wow!!! You have some really pretty ones!! I like that face one too!!

  2. @Beanie - Thanks!! I found a couple more in Winnipeg last week... but the face one still wins paws-down!

    @Jerry & Ben - Beanie could do a whole blog on sewer covers from around the world!

  3. Wow, those are cool! I'm not sure how many different ones we have here.
    I know most of them say Neenah, Wisconsin, I don't live in Wisconsin. That's because the foundry that makes them is there.

  4. Oooh, I love that last one! It looks like a mandala!

  5. @Buttons - that is cool... knowing where they are manufactured! No idea where these ones come from.

    @Hammie - apparently some people do brass-rubbings of sewer covers. But that seems a tad dangerous given that most of them are in the middle of the street!