Thursday, March 11, 2010

City Logo - Kobe

Japanese manhole covers come in a variety of designs depending on locality, utility type and manufacturer. One common element that all manhole covers in Kobe share are a representation of the city logo - seen here in two variations.
These urban industrial works of art are trodden upon by thousands, mostly unseen they lie embellished - sealing off underground worlds of conduits, drains and sewers. The city symbol is visible throughout the city on every official motor vehicle, building, uniform, or just as decoration. The Photograph below is an example of the latter from a bridge on mount Rokkō.

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