Monday, April 27, 2009

Treasure Hunt

This lid is about 50cm diameter, fits one man. It is for dirty water pipe hole.

For covering drinking water valve.

Looking down on the street, I found many steel lids covering holes that may compete the numbers of vending machines around the town. Don't stop your car on this orange lid, something electrifying is happening beneath.
In the middle of the lid is city emblem of Higashi Hiroshima. According to the city website, the characters of bird-like shape are equivalent to the “Hi’s” in Higashihiroshima and represent a Japanese alpahbet "Hi". This expresses the hope of the academic city, surrounded by greenery, for Higashihiroshima City’s unlimited flight and development.

Yuri San : Koko de tomatte mo ii? (Can we stop here?)
Hiro San : Abunai desyoo (It's dangerous)

7 comments:

joo said...

They are beautiful!
Have a nice week:)

Vogon Poet said...

This is one of the most original post I have seen in months! Those lids are fascinating too: they are really beautiful with those colors and intricated patterns.
I can't wait to catch some of ours, but they are so plain...

Babzy said...

beautifuul lids indeed !

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Very nice close-ups. It's details like these most people doesn't see even though they pass them every day. Well done:-)

Frank de Jol said...

An interesting idea and great photos.

henny said...

Thanks everybody. There are ugly patterns, too, I just couldn't upload them all :). Show me yours?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

these are so artistic.