to the Underground Photographs area. Some of these places have been visited by
Subterranea Britannica, the society dedicated to man-made and man-used
for more details of the society
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 web!!
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 wartime.
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) And if you want
to drive here, here’s a shot of the Oresund Tunnel you’ll pass through
on the way from Sweden.
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