underground shelter

  • Lucky Charms sewer junction exemplifies
the beauty of the brickwork that makes London such a drainer’s paradise. Photo: "Subterranean
London: Cracking the Capital" by Bradley Garrett et all
    October 8, 2014   BY  

    A dentist, a bus driver and a surgeon pop open a manhole cover and shimmy into the opening, abseiling into the depths of London’s sewer system. They’re not authorized to do this, mind you, but they’re determined. You see, they, and about a dozen other regular urban spelunkers, are on a pursuit to explore the world underneath the city, full of abandoned bunkers, shuttered tube stations and miles and miles of subterranean treasures. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2012  

    Independent Television News’ John Irvine reports from a town called Sirjilla in the Idlib region of Syria. Bombed out and virtually abandoned by its residents, the town now provides an underground home for hundreds of refugees. Continue reading