Photo Essay: Exploring Sewers, Utility Tunnels, and Catacombs Around the World (Part 2)
11. Paris Catacombs
A self-portrait while exploring the ossuaries of the Paris Catacomb
12. Knickerbocker Sewer, NYC
One of the largest sewers in the world when it was built in the 1880s, this one runs underneath Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
13. Salle Egyptienne, Paris Catacombs
Perhaps the most beautiful of all the -decorated spaces in the underground complex.
14. Old Croton Aqueduct, NYC
New York’s first water supply tunnel, now unused except by the roots of many trees.
15. Tyburn River sewer, London
The Tyburn River was an important waterway from the beginning of London’s history, originally flowing into the Thames by Westminster Chapel.
16. Utility tunnels, St. Paul, MN An incredible labyrinth of tunnels extends underneath St. Paul.
The Park River is the largest urban underground river I’ve been in, and the only one I’ve been able to canoe through.
The view from the abandoned smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York.
19. Sewer, Rome
Rome’s sewer system still includes sections of the old Cloaca Maxima from the days of ancient Rome, a sewer now more than 2,000 years old.
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