Archive for the ‘Underground’ Category

Still Underground: Abandoned Subway Stations

Subways fascinate me. I’d never ridden on a subway until the early 90s, when I had to travel frequently to Washington for my job, and I got very familiar with the Metro, since I averaged being in DC about once a month for 3-4 years. Later I had the chance to ride the “L” in […]

May 8, 2013 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Architecture, Underground, Urban Exploration

What, More Underground Stuff?

Well, yes. I’m not sure what’s got me going on the underground stuff this week. But now that it’s started, I’m blogging my way through it. So, for the third installment….. Korean Infiltration Tunnels! I’ve heard claims about tunnels under the DMZ almost as long as I’ve heard about the Korean War, which is most […]

May 6, 2013 · Harry · No Comments
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Staying With The Underground Theme

Some sort of ancient temple, maybe? Or the set of a science-fiction movie? Actually, it’s part of a massive underground stormwater system in Tokyo. And when I say massive, that’s exactly what I mean: “five 32m diameter, 65m deep concrete containment silos, connected by 64 kilometers of tunnels 50 meters deep underground”. In times of […]

May 5, 2013 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Architecture, Underground, Urban Exploration

Going Underground

My dad once told me I was alive because of the atomic bomb. He was slated to be in the first wave of the invasion of Japan, as commander of an artillery battery; his unit would have been put ashore on landing craft that would be beached, with one 8″ howitzer per craft, with orders […]

May 4, 2013 · Harry · No Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Life, Underground