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amsterdam, netherlands, look down, cover, lid, covered, brandkraan, fire hydrant, fire prevention, avk, straatpot, metal, heavy metal, iron, cast iron, markings, paving, paving slabs, concrete, paving bricks, brick, blind, accessibility, red, yellow
Here we have another ‘AVK’ cast iron cover (part of a ‘straatpot’), this one covering the access to a fire hydrant (‘brandkraan’) as indicated by the standard red label mounted in the lid. (cf. Related below.)
The street has recently been re-profiled, a tad sloppily: the concrete paving slabs around the cover leave a gap, and the section with dark red paving bricks (some with left-over yellow markings) has some random gaps as well. The yellow concrete paving slab is part of accessibility markings for the blind, the raised dots indicating the edge of the road.
Covered is about the covers that give (or deny) access to the world below our pavings, especially in our cities, and how they are placed in, or clash with, the pavement. At the very least these covers prevent us from tripping or falling into holes.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
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