Natural beauty is always pleasing to the eye — whether a landscape or seascape or close-up of a flower. But there is an abundance of beauty in repeating motifs that are manufactured — hard edged items that might be overlooked on a daily basis as you move around in the world.
This won’t be the first time you’ve seen me post one of these. As I walk through any city or town that is new to me, I try to remember to look up to see the architectural details on buildings, out to see the eye-level view, and down to see the occasional surprises on the ground.
Here is a particularly nice example of a hard surface design — a manhole cover from the streets of Dresden, Germany.
I’m always reminding myself to look up when I walk through a new city so I don’t miss the wonderful architectural details on period buildings — but here is a reminder to also look down for similar reasons!
I’ve ‘popped’ the colour a bit to add saturation so you can see the details. Here’s a shot of one of the manhole covers that are sprinkled throughout the historic district in Berlin.