They are heavy, some are very old, and they age beautifully but dangerously because they wear as smooth as highly polished marble. Which makles them slippery and treacherous in the rain. But we haven’t had rain in Rome for months. So, to add to the shiny manholes in all shapes and sizes, we also have very grubby, sticky streets. All the better to make those unaligned cobblestones shine.
No, i have not gone mad and spent day after day looking for these subjects. In rome they are so plentiful, that this entire set amounts to exactly twenty-eight minutes of photography. I was, after all, heading to my little spot for the afternoon beer. There was no time to waste.
One question does linger, however: where do all those manholes lead to? To ancient Rome, perhaps…