Manhole Covers

2012 01 03 12h16m13

Manhole Covers

"Our excitement grew over these metal objects we'd never noticed before. We'd stepped on them, ridden across them, listened to them clank when trucks drove over them in the street. But no, examining the covers around us, we saw that the designs were distinctive, the logos picturesque, the iron surfaces resplendent with the burnish of past decades."

-- From "Manhole Covers" by Mimi Melnick, MIT Press