If you've ever taken a moment to look down at a Seattle manhole cover (or 'hatchcover' if you're a little more PC), you may have marveled at a fairly unique design. There are actually 115 covers commissioned by the city at various times to turn what would otherwise be a throwaway piece of public property into a little slice of public art. Reddit Seattle user Grady Tripp took a tour around Seattle last week and photographed a whole bunch of them, showcasing the varied designs and artistic sensibilities that have helped define Seattle's city streets, whether you noticed or not. Check out the full list of manhole covers with locations here.
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