Drains, and Drain Covers, As Water Things

Abraded Drain
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An abraded and rusted drain was screwed to the sidewalk in front of the lighthouse. Clearly this drain was plugged up below and failed to drain completely.


Drains external link and Drain Covers external link   •  As Water Things external link   •  Heceta Head Light external link   •  Florence, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:52:29 Wednesday 7 September 2016)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 2 March 2019) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_9485
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Slow Dribble
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A slow dribble of water flowed into the corner of a gutter drain on Main Street in San Francisco.


Main Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 October 2009)   •  (Date Photographed: 13:01:22 Friday 2 January 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #130122_8235BCX
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Submerged Drain
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A drain was submerged during the rainy season. This drain was at the corner of Main and Harrison in San Francisco.


Harrison Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 October 2009)   •  (Date Photographed: 12:13:18 Friday 2 January 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #121318_8214BCX
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Sink Drain
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The drain in the bottom of a bronze sink basin was found in the Disneyland Hotel.


Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 7 October 2009)   •  (Date Photographed: 19:53:14 Monday 4 August 2008)   •  © 2009 Denver Welte Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #195341_0695DEN
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Square Drain
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In the pedestrian mall that extended from the train station outward, we found square drain in the middle of the pedestrian way.


Stuttgart, Germany   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 13:50:12 Monday 10 March 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135012_1131B
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Circle Of Bricks
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The center of an old drain was made of metal and surrounded by many concentric circles of brick.


Karlsruhe, Germany   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 08:56:52 Saturday 8 March 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #085652_0676B
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Rock In Middle
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An O-shaped drain between trolley tracks, with a rock in its middle, in Karlsruhe, Germany.


Karlsruhe, Germany   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 08:56:52 Monday 3 March 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #085652_0517B
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Leafs Blocked Gutter
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A clutter of leafs partly blocked a drain at the edge of Bryant Street in San Francisco.


Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 12:22:08 Sunday 4 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #122208_9247B
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Walking Hazard
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Red painted arrows indicated a partly paved over drain in a sidewalk of San Francisco. The drain constituted a walking hazard.


Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 15:48:00 Sunday 23 December 2007)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #154800_8677B
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Missing Pipe
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The view up at a missing gutter drain pipe in Dublin, Ireland.


(2007) Dublin, Ireland   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #GutterDublin_01
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Hinged Drain
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An elegant and understated Paris drain in a sidewalk was hinged so that it could easily be opened for cleaning.


Paris, France   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007, Slide scanned 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Drain20070000_06
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Rusty Slats
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Casual rust of a country drain composed of slats, in Trebes, France.


Trebes, France   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007, Slide scanned 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Drain20070000_05
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Zig Zag
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A drain in gutter alongside a street in France was smartly designed in a zig zag pattern.


Somewhere in France   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007, Slide scanned 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Drain20070000_04
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Candy Wrapper
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A candy wrapper was captured during escape down a drain by the drain's grill. This particular drain was found in France.


Somewhere in France   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007, Slide scanned 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Drain20070000_03
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Drain In The Street
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This drain was found in the middle of a side street in London, England.


Somewhere in London, England   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007, Slide scanned 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Drain20070000_02
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Swim Drain
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This drain was found under outdoor shower near swim area in Hyde Park's Serpentine, London, England.


Hyde Park's Serpentine, London, England   •  (Date Published: Thursday 15 May 2008)   •  (Date Photographed: 2007, Slide scanned 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Drain20070000_01
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