Monday, 5 October 2015

Portals to the Underworld

The secret doors to the unknown.......

The dragon defends the castle and the city and is part of the coat of arms for the City of Ljubljana in Slovenia. It symbolizes strength, courage and might.

The coat of arms of the City of Prague, Czech Republic. Three golden towers inside the fortified walls and an armour clad arm at the open gate.

Not quite a coat of arms but just as eyecatching in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - outside the Ripley's Aquarium.

17 comments:

Birdman said...

Ha! They're spending a lot of big $$$$$$$$$ on sewers, I bet. I say, beautify what's above the ground and just let sewers do their thing. Do we really care what covers look like? I mean, really. hahahahaha

ann @ studiohyde said...

I didn't realise manhole covers could be so interesting :-)

Elephant's Child said...

Love them all. And the last is quirky and fun. There is always room for quirkiness in my world.

Jono said...

I wish we had that kind of class in this town.

Revrunner said...

Love that last one! :-)

Sheila da Silva said...

I love it when the mundane is made interesting.
It make life fun!

Tomoko said...

Very interesting. They are such artistic and symbolizing their histories.I especially like the last one.I enjoyed those arts through your eyes!!I too like to find manhole covers that are new to me. Here, in my area, city's symbol'deer' is designed on many manholes.
Have a happy October.

photowannabe said...

What a fun artsy series of covers. So much detail. Love d them.
Loved your comment on my blog about the Silly photo.

Abby said...

Very nice idea! Seems our manholes and their lopsided covers are just car-rattling bumps.

LL Cool Joe said...

I would like to use the PC word for "man hole" cover but have no idea what it is. "Person Hole"? Anyway, I love the last one.

Suldog said...

We have nothing but mundane manhole covers around my parts. Perhaps "City of Boston" written on some, but that's about it. Love the crab.

Angela said...

Whau! It does looks pretty impressive and even artistic in some way.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool collection you have here!

Hilary said...

Oh a fun place to focus your camera. Good eye, Shammie!

Kathleen's Blog said...

I would have never thought to pay attention to them......until now!!! Thanks :)

stardust said...

I like your blog title. These manhole covers are so attractive, and the third one is so unique. I’m interested in many patterns, designs, and descriptions printed on them which differ from city to city.

Yoko

madretz said...

These are some of the best portals I've seen to the underworld. Might not be so scary if the entrance were as charming as these.