Manhole cover art
Manholes are pretty important pieces of modern civilization. All of our waste passes by unnoticed beneath our feet, but if you remove the cover, then you’ll catch a glimpse of how we used to live hundreds and hundreds of years ago.
Just because a manhole cover protects our eyes from ghastly sights doesn’t mean it needs to be an eyesore. All across Japan, their manhole covers have beautiful imprints of houses and nature. Even though these things go unseen by most passersby, it’s still a thing of beauty. We’d never find any such piece of art on our streets.