Monday, August 21, 2006

City Light, City Bright

Posted by Picasa I backed off the curb as I was getting shots of City Hall and the surrounding area, and noticed that the man hole cover had this whimsical design. The city of Seattle's electric power company is called City Light. I suppose this is a play on the old "starlight, star bright" rhyme. As it turns out, this design is by artist Nancy Blum, and is one of the most recent in a series of artist/craftsman designed manhole covers that have been commissioned throughout the city since the 1960s. It is called "Hatchover Art" and you can read about it and the other artists and their designs by clicking the link. I will be on the lookout for other examples to show you.

5 comments:

Ryan of OC Photos said...

I never noticed these. It is a neat idea though.

selana18 said...

Hi Kim ,
Thanks for sharing this photo .I have no idea about it , and the design is great .I like these flowers !

Kate said...

I have seen some of these elsewhere, but none that I recall that matches this one in whimsy!

Thiên said...

Hey, I really like this. You have inspired me to check out our city's manhole covers. I don't ever recall any so interesting but I'll look now.

Josh said...

Other interesting manhole covers in Seattle include: maps, cartoon people, marine life and whales, among others.