Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Eye | Land | View

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Manhole cover.

A little island in the South China Sea has its charms and idiosyncracies. For instance, the island probably has more hair salons and head shops (selling balaclavas, baseball hats, bonnets, flat caps, summer hats, and sun visors) per square kilometre than any other place on the planet. That, and manhole covers. They are everywhere. Lots of them.

Some manhole covers are courtesy of PWDHK (Public Works Department), many others carry the imprimatur of Hing Lee. This one is from the extensive Hop Fung collection.

1 comment:

Barb said...

I'm sure I've seen m.c's in Hong Kong, Central, with English
manufacturers names on. Being a bit of a guiet afficiando of manhole
covers myself.