Photographic practices in urban exploration 2

Photographic practices in urban exploration
The exploration of clandestine urban spaces took place before the cameras became widely available. But it was only when photography became accessible for an average explorer, that they took a camera with them for the first time. Why did they press the shutter release button? A photo of a place unavailable for the general public ...

The history of Moscow’s water supply infrastructure 1

The history of Moscow’s water supply infrastructure
This wonderful article was written in Russian by Alex, with photos by Busro(“undergroundfoto”).  Their fundamental research on the subject of Moscow’s water supply is sure something worth translating. A lot of text & underground exploration photos. You can check out their blogs for more other texts and photos: http://alex-avr2.livejournal.com/ http://undergroundfoto.livejournal.com/ Hope you enjoy it! ~9andvodka ...

Moscow metro tunnel facilities overview

Moscow metro tunnel facilities overview
The Moscow metro has a wikipedia article that you should consider reading. Although some parts of the text are as strange as my previous post, the article has the general information on the subject. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cover any aspects interesting to an explorer. Let’s miss out the facts and go a little bit further. ...

What is the difference between socialism and capitalism? 3

What is the difference between socialism and capitalism?
//I wrote this text in russian and put it into google translate What is the difference between socialism and capitalism? The capitalist exploiter does not care about the health of the worker. A characteristic feature of decaying capitalism is the fact. that the third rail in metro is not tucked away in a protective sleeve, ...

Sleep anywhere!

Sleep anywhere!
Urban exploration denies the classic understanding of “home” – a payed or inherited legal property, a concrete box with with water supply, electricity, and central heating. The actual concept of “home” appears in mind when a tired person thinks where he should go. The requirements for a place to be called “home” are safety and ...

Random metro shots

Random metro shots
I can’t think of a story about Moscow metro urban exploration that I’d want to tell in a post, so I’ll just add a series of photos without any purpose.

My worst photos

My worst photos
As I understand, underground photos tend to look “nice”. No defects, a well-set composition and even a horizontal horizon line. They often go with a straightforward and obvious text. What is the purpose of this alienated reality? I have pretentiously named a folder “my worst photos” and started going through my exploration archives. After each ...

Metro construction exploring // Metrostroy 1

Metro construction exploring  // Metrostroy
I will just put all I like in one post. Only one shaft has not been launched, the rest are part of the subway. Depths vary from right below surface to nearly -80 at Victory park. Newspaper header: “Metro construction is not a digging swine”

Central Interline of Moscow Metro

Central Interline of Moscow Metro
The system of the Central Interline is a special case. Easy access to 2 interlines, 4 metro lines in daytime and much much more by tunnel running near closing hours or at night. Grab your bottle of Karelia and run! A map on the area:  

Sewage strings 1

Sewage strings
The drain and sewage systems are separated. Drain water flows directly into the city aboveground rivers, while shit flows to filtering stations. The first sewer tunnels were opened only in 1898, with aeration fields in the unlucky Lublino district of Moscow. Brick sewage tunnels were constructed nearly until WWII, because the concrete at that time ...