Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Just outside the Art Department of the university where I work, I discovered these old manhole covers on a slope that until recently was covered in honeysuckle. Since the honeysuckle was a home for critters, some of which were undesirable, their habitat was cleared away and the covers were exposed to the light of day. They probably lead to old utility equipment but with improved technology, what we have left are these great covers. The roughness of the one cover is not dirt but a build up of rust that has been growing for about 45 years. The cover with crosses was at one time completed covered with crosses but now more than half of them have been eroded away. It occurs to me that there are no doubt many of these old covers around campus so I am going to try to find more of them. With luck they won't be buried and I'll be able to add to these.
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 8:10 PM