to the Underground Photographs area. Some of these places have been visited by Subterranea Britannica, the society
dedicated to man-made and man-used underground spaces.
for more details of the society
also London Underground for dates, maps etc.
Click below for general underground photos (historic)
London sewers map
London general UG features map
London, early draft London
London Tube Railway, UK, 1930s, under construction
London Tube Train, UK, 1930s, cross-section
London Aldwych station WW2
London Kingsway tram in tunnel
London Kingsway Tram 1
London Kingsway Tram 2
London Kingsway Tram 3
Mersey Tunnel, UK, under construction ca.1934
forts, typical, pre-World War One.
1910 Fort Plan, France Image 1
1910 Fort Plan, France Image 2
Corrigedor, Philippines, WW2 tunnels
Lincoln Tunnel, USA, under construction ca.1937
New York City metro map, 1948
Click below for photographs of the Cambridge RSG bunker, visited by Sub
Brit in 2017.
Back of bunker, outside
Bunker close aerial view from
Bunker further view south
Bunker rear view
Bunker rear view 2
Bunker rear view 3
Bunker side view
Bunker side view 2
Bunker site map 2018
Bunker site map ca. 1940
Bunker top view south
Electrical safety notice
Female dorm sign
Government departments sign
Government departments sign 2
Government loo roll
Group photo outside bunker
Male dorm sign
Oil tank room
Roadway in to bunker
Sub Brit Group
Sick bay sign
Click below for underground-related photographs of Finland, visited 2019
1) P-Louhi car garage, Turku. Descends ca. 40 metres from entrance on Vasterlanggatan,
below Taidemuseo, which is 40-50 metres above Vasterlanggatan, to Level
1. Has 2 levels,
lowest up to 100 metres below ground level. Level 1 here, and here. There is a
pedestrian exit from P Louhi, accessed up by a lift from the car park area
Kauppatori Salutorget (Market Square) here.
2) Turku also has some short road
tunnels through granite
ridges, such as this one at Myllyande.
3) Turku also has
some defensive works, probably of
ca. World War Two vintage. They are aimed at defending the estuary of the River
Aurajoki, which enters the Baltic just west of the city. Here, and here, and you probably
don’t want to see the spider that span that
4) The city also has
some surface WW2-related defence works,
concrete bunkers in the SW of the city, on high ground at Luolavouri, also once
defending the Aurajoki estuary – lines of sight now largely blocked by trees
and residential blocks of flats. The
bunkers have seen much attention from local graffiti artists. Pictures, here, here, here, here, and here.
5) Also some roads,
e.g. here near Jyvaskala, have been adapted
for possible military runway use in
6) More peaceful use
of old bunkers in Kaarina, where a bunker, plan
here (1), has been
turned into an underground leisure centre, here, here, here and here.
7) Helsinki Metro is
built very deep iin places, to get below the fjords, with a very
long escalator serving this platform. Helsinki also has
its share of road tunnels.
8) However the Finns
have much older semi-underground
storehouses, here and here. Also this old storehouse at Lappi, here, here, here, here, and here.
9) Finland is very
‘wired up’ on the Internet and there are many roadside facilities such as here (1), here (3), here (4) and here (5).
10) Finland also has
a large long-ter nuclear waste repository being constructed near Rauma, map and plan of the repository here. Source WIRED
magazine, 21/4/2017, pp.119-127.
11) And if you want
to drive here, here’s a shot of the Oresund
Tunnel you’ll pass through
on the way from Sweden.
Back to top