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Something Fishy About This One

I’ve previously mentioned about my slight obsession with manhole covers ever since my husband decided to collect cuff links that resembled city sewer works. While visiting Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, my family and I stumbled upon another fancy manhole cover that I hadn’t noticed before.


 Something Fishy About This One


 Something Fishy About This One

 Something Fishy About This One


Living life as a mom on the run between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 11, 7, 2). Before a blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. I'm currently training for a fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer for the Tampa Bay Bloggers on Facebook. I'm currently training for two marathons as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. From start to finish, I'm a mom on the run trying maintain an easy pace through it all.

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  • Buckeroomama says:

    I think it’s pretty neat how they try to “beautify” manhole covers… =) I don’t think I’d ever seen a ‘beautified’ one over here ever.

    9 March, 2011 at 6:20 am
  • MomAgain@40 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WW!
    What a stunning manhole! I don’t think we have any of those here on our side of the world (South Africa)

    9 March, 2011 at 6:30 am
  • Sara@MommaFindings says:

    I’m with Buckaroomama… “Why look at that honey? A manhole that makes me wanna go to the beach.” lol

    9 March, 2011 at 7:59 am
  • says:

    I think that’s pretty cool, I’d take a picture of it too :)

    9 March, 2011 at 8:47 am
  • Secret Mom Thoughts says:

    Very fancy indeed.

    9 March, 2011 at 8:50 am
  • amy says:

    Wow that is beautiful. And it totally gets its point across.

    9 March, 2011 at 9:31 am
  • Carey says:

    Pretty cool! Ive never seen a fancy manhole cover!

    9 March, 2011 at 10:18 am
  • Stacy Uncorked says:

    How cool is that? Love how they are making something so mundane so pretty! :)

    9 March, 2011 at 10:18 am
  • kirsty815 says:

    Twas a fab manhole cover! Why does that just sound so wrong? *grin*

    9 March, 2011 at 10:21 am
  • Harriet Buscombe says:

    That is pretty cool!

    Have a great day!

    9 March, 2011 at 10:36 am
  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    This is so neat that they take the time to fancy them up like that. Love it!

    9 March, 2011 at 10:39 am
  • Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    What a fun idea! My son would instantly think that this was the drain Nemo used to find his dad. :)

    9 March, 2011 at 10:49 am
  • Janelle says:

    That’s a great way to display art. Wish we had interesting covers in our area!

    9 March, 2011 at 11:09 am
  • Jessica says:

    Very cool!

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    9 March, 2011 at 11:49 am
  • SnoopyGirl says:

    Never saw a decorative manhole cover before. Looks nice!

    9 March, 2011 at 11:49 am
  • Galit Breen says:

    I’ve never seen such a purdy one before! Hmm- maybe I’ve just never looked?! Well done, lady! Well done, indeed!

    9 March, 2011 at 11:54 am
  • Lucinda says:

    That is eye-catching! Nothing like that around here. And it looks like the photo was taken on a sunny day too. Don’t see that around here either.

    9 March, 2011 at 1:42 pm
  • Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud says:

    What a beautiful manhole cover! They just spray paint “dump no waste, goes to ocean” next to the manhole covers in Hawaii. Nothing fancy about that. :(

    9 March, 2011 at 1:45 pm
  • debi9kids says:

    wow. I have never seen manhole covers like that! Very cool!

    9 March, 2011 at 4:59 pm
  • alissa apel says:

    That makes me wish that there was art everywhere! People would be much more happy!

    9 March, 2011 at 5:11 pm
  • Lorie Shewbridge says:

    That is really cool! I have never seen pretty manhole covers.
    Our town has the same design on all of ours that is the “Community” design which is all over everything.
    I really think that is so pretty.

    9 March, 2011 at 7:13 pm
  • Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails says:

    I have never seen such a colorful manhole cover. I did laugh a bit after reading it, since it is technically a sewer cover. Interesting collection to snap. thanks for your comments on the difference of the cameras, most people don’t read my blatherings ;)

    9 March, 2011 at 8:37 pm
  • Sherree says:

    Now you have got my curiosity up. I will have to start looking at the man holes and see if I can find any that are decorated. Thanks for sharing. I have come over from the “Lady Blogger Tea Party”.

    9 March, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  • Julie {Angry Julie Monday} says:

    That is way cool. I’ve never thought to look for manhole covers..

    9 March, 2011 at 11:10 pm
  • Hannah says:

    I think of the beach and then I think of how clean and beautiful it should stay. Pretty nice! We have little red lobsters near our storm drains but nothing like this!
    Happy WW!

    9 March, 2011 at 11:34 pm
  • Rachel says:

    Hmm I agree!

    10 March, 2011 at 1:31 pm
  • angie says:

    That’s the fanciest manhole cover I’ve ever seen!

    10 March, 2011 at 3:45 pm
  • John says:

    Damn it! I’ve never thought to looking down and observe manhole covers, but now that you’ve put the thought in my head I will probably start doing it everywhere I go. That will irritate whoever I’m walking with, but I doubt I’ll be able to stop!

    10 March, 2011 at 8:52 pm
  • Scott says:

    I’ve never even seen a decorated manhole cover–till now, that is!
    It’s quite beautiful–I can’t help but be reminded of what Jesus says about “whited sepulchres” (for some strange reason)!

    11 March, 2011 at 9:26 pm
  • tracy says:

    that is so great. lovely photo as well.

    when i was growing up, the city my grandparents lived in (niles, michigan) has painted all of their fire hydrants. it was a lovely little touch that made visiting my grandparents’ house just that much more fun. :)

    11 March, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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