Here are some absolutely spectacular photographs of sewers, drains and tunnels, taken by urban spelunkers from London, Bristol, Manchester and beyond:
[Images: See this ridiculously great website for loads more photographs – almost every one of which could be uploaded onto BLDGBLOG with open enthusiasm – as well as for relevant bits of info on tunnel locations and all further et ceteras; meanwhile, an upcoming BLDGBLOG entry will pursue more of this, with a London bias, soon].
An entrance to the topological undercity, a parallel world of drains and bricked abstract passages, monolithic concrete feeder chutes re-leading lost rivers through darkness.
4 thoughts on “Britain of Drains”
The collection sort of resembles a khole at times.
Gutted. I tried to visit the link, but it’s been borked by the bandwidth it received from here and boingboing.
Now what am I going to do at work?
Stunning photographs though… The lighting and fish-eye lens really make these (sub/under?)urban tunnels seem just that much more alien.
Also… see here (as the above site is still knocked-out…) –
Also, check out some of BLDGBLOG’s newer posts: London Topological and Subterranean bunker-cities…