Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Chinese water 'torture'

It's torture that our own utilities don't use some of their millions of £ profit to pay artists to design utility inspection covers.

Our globe-trotting ambassador Lucy recently spotted this water manhole cover in Beijing. The pattern apparently shows the map of the water system.

Monday, 4 April 2016

'Manhole' summit in Japan

Prompted by an article in Private Eye's Funny Old World column I've discovered that in Japan there's recently been a 'manhole' summit attended by hundreds of inspection cover fans. I'm not sure a coal hole cover event would attract quote so many but it's worth a thought.  More details here: http://japanistas.com/en/archives/63510