Posts Tagged ‘seattle’


How am I finding my way?

May 25, 2016

I have posted about interesting manhole covers before and I am always on the lookout for them. Here is another brilliant one from Seattle.
manhole seattle“For several years, whenever I traveled to Seattle, one of the joys of touring the city was the unique way-finding system within, or rather on top of, the manhole covers around the city. The map, designed by Anne Knight in 1977, has a “you are here” polished bead indicating where you are on the relief map of the city. In addition, key landmarks of Seattle are also indicated on the map. An interesting, functional system for a great walking city. One of its flaws is that it has no compass rose for orientation.” Kit Hinrichs at Create




Why am I looking down?

September 18, 2013


I love these colorful manhole covers from Japan.

                      Here are some others:

 From Seattle . . .

drain seattle

I don’t know where this one is from.

drain fish

This is one of my photos from San Diego

drain fish2

You know the water meter covers that you see on the street? My mom always told me that if you step on one you will have good luck.  However, she said, if you step on a gas meter cover, you will just get gas.

drain nantucket



What will I be baking?

February 22, 2012

Bacon, oatmeal and raisin cookies from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Seattle.

I really do make the Best Cookies You Have Ever Eaten – see post here, but I am thinking that maybe a little bacon would not hurt.  Thanks to Breda for this reference.