Now I know I’m mad! Man-hole covers of Europe.

Over the past 12 months I’ve been collecting interesting pictures of a mundane items we may all just walk over, without even looking down at them. You may notice the odd one here and there, some of them are very nice and have some very nice designs. You may agree, you may just think I’ve lost the plot. I will leave you to browse while I pop off and find my anorak.

In no particular order…

Fuengirola, Spain.

Fuengirola, Spain.

Ronda, Spain.

Ronda, Spain. I have no idea why this is my favorite.

Tarifa, Portugal.

Tarifa, Portugal.

San Sebastian, Spain.

San Sebastian, Spain.

Krakow, Poland.

Krakow, Poland.

Hamburg, Germany.

Hamburg, Germany.

Copanhagen, Denmark. H.C.Anderson in the centre.

Copanhagen, Denmark. H.C.Anderson in the centre.

Aarhus, Denmark.

Aarhus, Denmark.

Lake Bled, Slovenia. Smelting pot man.

Lake Bled, Slovenia. Smelting pot man.

Lake Bled, Slovenia, 1, some kind of elongated chicken.

Lake Bled, Slovenia, 1, some kind of elongated chicken.

Bergen, Norway. My left toe again.

Bergen, Norway. My left toe.

Banksa-Bystrica, Slovakia.

Banksa-Bystrica, Slovakia.

Cheees, Wayne.

10 thoughts on “Now I know I’m mad! Man-hole covers of Europe.

    1. Wayne Post author

      Yeah, street art you can walk on! Tourists are often too busy looking around at ‘what they should be looking at’ and I’m as guilty as any, we forget to look in the corners, or at the floor. We we in a museum the other day, looking at some superb paintings, listning intently to the audio guide, when Angie suddenly piped up “have you seen the floor?” I hadn’t, but it was the most amazing ‘wooden puzzle type’ floor I ever seen. Sometimes it pays to just sit and examine everything around you.
      Kindest, Wayne.

      Reply
  1. Julie

    You’re not mad, I love taking pics of them too. I wonder if there is an official name for us – daren’t Google it though!

    Will keep my eye on the floor here in Stockholm.

    Ju x

    Reply
    1. Wayne Post author

      They are just so nice, I love stuff that’s been decorated ‘just for the hell of it’, no purpose, use, or pay-back, just because ‘it would make it look nicer’, it’s great. Cheers, Wayne.

      Reply
  2. Lee Cheeseman

    I’ve got some catching up to do on your blog… It’s the sort of thing I do too… You must have a good few books worth there mate… Great that you’re still out there.. Well pleased for ya.
    Lee

    Reply
    1. Wayne Post author

      Hey Cheese, welcome back. Bet you’ve had your hands full recently?
      A few weeks ago, we saw a full family on European tour on a littlle camp site near Krakow, teenagers and ankle-biters too… and thought of you. But I’m buggered if I can find their web-site. Here’s another that may interest you.

      http://travelteachtalk.com/

      Take it easy, Cheesey! 😉

      Reply
  3. Lee Cheeseman

    I’ve subscribed to it mate… Unread so far though, I’ve got my head in a book that’s gripped me by the goolies… 1984 by George Orwell… Working in Plymouth and spending each night on the moors in my van… Just swung into Exeter services to get a shower and read some more before getting my Cheesey little sweed down under the stars. Looking at making my van more comfy real soon. I never do hotels when I’m away….. Too much to see and too many excuses to drink me little head off.
    I’ll have a look once I’ve finished this book… I expect you’ve read it already but if not then I’d recommend it…. Keep living the dream Wayne…. Fu@kin ace!!

    Thanks for the website it’s now on my home screen

    Reply
    1. Wayne Post author

      1984, nope I never have, may be one day, It’s all about a ‘Big Brother’ type state isn’t it?. It’s great to see you havn’t changed much dude. Keep it real…Kindest, Wayne.

      Reply
  4. Katherine clune

    Us too.
    James can even quote the BSEN124 number and relevant parts that relate to the standard! Did you know … If the manhole cover is BSEN124 400 then it is for a single axle loading per vehicle of 400kgs?!?!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *