Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A touch of green for St. Patrick's Day!

Look what I saw while walking to work the other day.

This is a photo I took of a manhole cover on the corner of Wabash and Van Buren in the Loop. I'm guessing the city must be planning on doing sewer-work sometime soon because it's clearly been marked in chalk.

I almost screeched like a little girl. Green is my most favorite color so I spotted this right away.

Here is a close-up shot.

Mind you, I did get some odd stares taking photos of a sewer and being in the middle of live traffic didn't help things either!

I know what you're all thinking:  "Dean, this isn't art. It's a friggin' manhole cover, you imbecile!"

Yes, yes, yes....while all of that is true, I just love the color combination of the bright, lime-green chalk against the dark, chocolate-brown sewer.

It was an unexpected splash of green that I wanted to share with everyone on St. Patty's Day!


JUSTIN said...

Ah, cool! Thanks for sharing!

Dean Grey said...

Thanks for looking!


martha miller said...

I would have taken a picture of that, too! My birthday is the day before St Patty's and emerald green was my favorite color as a little girl because all the shiny shamrocks signaled my up-coming birthday!

Dean Grey said...


Your birthday's the day before St. Patrick's Day? Lucky you! (no pun intended)

Oh yeah.......green just rules!

Happy belated birthday!!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I thought, "what an interesting pie crust. Looks like a computer design."

Nice photo, and YES I would have taken it too. Digital photography has thrown all caution to the wind as far as 'wasting film' worries.

Dean Grey said...

Hey Mary!

Thanks for checking out the "pie crust". LOL

I must've taken a dozen shots of that manhole cover before getting the perfect photo. Thank goodness for digital cameras!


Unknown said...

My friends say I find the most unusual things to photograph. I think I read a similar comment on one of your more recent posts. I think it is the gay eye connecting with the gay mind.

Dean Grey said...


Ha, could be!