Sunday, January 17, 2010

Just For Fun

One evening last month I was idly poking about in different parts of the Internet when I happened upon some photos of something that evoked old memories of my years in Japan. Manhole covers! Actually, they're not all technically 'man'hole covers as some are quite small. One thing they have in common is that they're just one more place artistic flair can be found in that enigmatic country.

And yes, that last one is exactly what you might think, a fire hydrant access. The Japanese put their fire hook-ups under the pavement. This was done to unclutter the streets and cut costs, despite howls from the 'dog lobby'. Lord help any driver so unwary as to park over one of these as the tow is quick, efficient, and costly. Fire safety is taken very seriously there. Until something resembling actual thoughts enter my head, take care and thanks for stopping by.