Halifax’s Manhole Covers


While recently running an errand in Halifax I snapped these manhole covers as examples of subtle industrial design.  I didn’t notice as much variety among them as I’ve seen in other cities but that’s probably because I collected these so quickly.  Still, there are a few distinctive examples to see, including one that’s a square cover formed by two triangles.

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37 responses

  1. I love how you manage to find beauty in the most unassuming places, Brett, where many of us wouldn’t even think to look. It’s posts like this, where you highlight these unexpected gems, that I like best about your blog. Very nice!

    • Hi, Diana, I’ve visited a great deal over the years and now also have a small house on the shore in Nova Scotia (which is why my blog skews a little East Coast lately). 🙂

  2. I also like industrial design, and notice manhole covers — though I haven’t photographed as many as you have. Still… I’ve shown a few of the Vancouver designs, including the latest, by Coast Salish artist Susan Point.

  3. Pingback: Manhole Covers Roundabout Saint John « O' Canada

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