The Royal Mail Rail

The Royal Mail Rail
The Mail Rail can truly be considered one of the world’s most epic underground structures. Construction works began in 1915, were paused during WWI and finally completed and started operating in 1927 The length of the line is approximately 10km, total length of tracks ~ 37km. The line was used by the Royal Mail until ...

Donetsk, the city of falling stars

Donetsk, the city of falling stars
If you ask me of the Moscow skies, I’d say I never saw the Moscow skies. They have always been a background for dramas, tragedies or comedies, but never a subject by itself. And even being alone with the clear blue sky in front of me, I would always be able to put something between ...

Dear Prague 1

Dear Prague
Prague’s amazing metro construction was opened just a few days ago. The only deep-level thing in Europe that could match the ones we have in Moscow. Deep, long, big, fun. Bye-bye, construction. Build more, Dear Prague!  

Metro construction (light green line) 1

Metro construction (light green line)
The tunneling machine worms are eating up the city ground, the scales of ongoing metro constructions are truly fascinating. The material below is just a tiny piece of the few km of one of the lines. Photos were taken on the New Year 2014-2015 The workers are so sentimental – the 2015 New Year symbol is greeting you even ...

The Death Pillar annual event, Neglinka

The Death Pillar annual event, Neglinka
January, 19th is the Russian Orthodox celebration of the Baptism of good old Jesus. While the general public from the lad’s fan club jumps in ice-holes on the surface, the urban explorers submerge in sacred drain waters. This year January was hot as hell – the temperature that day was near zero C instead of ...

Eurotrip 2014

Eurotrip 2014
Three months on the road. Over 12000 km traveled, 13 countries, 23 cities. Lots of wonderful people, beautiful architecture, and lots of urban exploration! Drains, sewers, metro, rooftops, quarries and all different kinds of tunnels you can imagine. Equipment lost during the funtime: 1 torch, 2 car jacks (one broken, one nearly there), 1 adjustable ...

In the Netherlands

In the Netherlands
Just a few locations overnight…

Brescia’s magic red door

Brescia's magic red door
Italy has something I’ve never seen before – underground irrigation canals. Clean water runs through the city towards the fields and farms. The tunnels are really old and even include fragments of a roman bridge. The journey starts at a regular red door on the street – you’d never think it leads to something special. ...

Milan – above and below

Milan - above and below
Milan! There was yet another sleepover party story. We wanted to do some shopping and went for the Dolce & Gabbana to get some new stuff for urbex, but it was closed. Disappointed as hell, we went to the room we booked just above the shop. I had a nice shower under a pipe there ...

Vienna drains and other 1

Vienna drains and other
We didn’t have a place to stay in Vienna, so being a great fan of sleeping anywhere, we decided to squat a flak tower. I read the wikipedia and chose the one that seemed to be most abandoned. We made our way in, had a delightful dinner and went to sleep. I wake up at ...