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!  

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 ...

Belarus – Dictator’s crap

Belarus – Dictator’s crap
I couldn’t miss the chance to visit my dear friends in Minsk on the way home. The city has been quite much rebuilt after WWII, and there’s not as much to see as in Paris or Berlin, but the comrades make the best of it. I was mainly spending my time visiting the sewers, since ...

Paris exploration 2

Paris exploration
The Paris catacombs & metro isn’t the only good thing there! Lots of quarries outside town (a great Mery-sur-Oise, Vassens and more) and different tunnels. For all the stuff except quarries and kta I was alone, and did have a wild time. Like watch a police car drive into the little dead end street where ...