Britain of Drains


If I might be allowed to continue today's plumbing theme, 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.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous john chia said...

The collection sort of resembles a khole at times.

October 23, 2005 10:33 AM  
Blogger Timo Tolonen said...

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.

October 24, 2005 4:58 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Also... see here (as the above site is still knocked-out...) –

October 25, 2005 1:25 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Also, check out some of BLDGBLOG's newer posts: London Topological and Subterranean bunker-cities...

November 07, 2005 3:34 PM  

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