This photo was taken on 2/6/16 at 1:34PM.
The location was in the street in a part of Old Towne, Alexandria, Virginia.
The "Take It!" came to me as I walked across a street in a pricey part of Old Towne, Alexandria Virginia, that there in the heart of one of the most wealthy parts of our country was a product made in a factory in one of the poorest countries on our planet. Yes, it is a pair of basic cast iron items, in the form of a manhole cover and the receptacle ring that it fits into, that somehow found its way out of that poverty and into being a relied upon part of the infrastructure in such wealth is a reason for a bit of mind boggle for me.
I am glad that the connection was made to bring a greeting to us from that far away part of the world. I am for some reason quite ok, with it being a product not made in America. I read in the many periodicals that I take of the poverty levels in India and how people eek out a living, simply amazing that they are able to do it.
The After Take: This looks like it is a product that is in place that will last for a very long time. I send my regards to the country of origin as they are working to bring their standard of living to a higher place. A big job when so many are so poor.