Striking shot w/dramatic lighting. Sometimes black and white is the only way to capture texture. Love it, Mike. (Oh yeah, I do think that is 007 standing there - that music is resounding all around him.)
Victorian brickwork, splendid indeed and we need more images like this! it's like going through the tunnels of the mind, wonderful shot
One pictures tunnels as anything but this! My minds eye sees them as squalid, dirty ,and dank. This great photographer has given us this unbelieveable shot, with the lighting that turns it all to silver! And the figure standing there, brings it all of it to life. I enjoyed his story a lot, and that it brought about this wonderful picture, is just that,wonderful. Thank you,Mike. j.e.s......
Beautiful shot! who knew these old structures hold valuable to this day and in such remarkable condition
it's unbelievable how thorough and accurate this tunnel system was built. even after more than a century no scratches or missing bricks. and if you look onto the supermodern buildings of our days...here in berlin for example were falling huge glass windows out of the facade of totally new buildings...
Seen this pic in the daily dozen. Great photo. Congratulations for making the photo of the day. Was my choice for an excellent photo.
What clean (for the circumstance) and nearly immaculate walls. Excellent for those with lively imaginations!
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Wonderful geometry of circles within circles, with the dark crescent in the center, and the enigmatic human figure in the illuminated tunnel. The lighting is excellent, revealing the detailed Victorian era brickwork of the sewage and drainage tunnel network beneath the city of London. The story associated with this photo is fascinating.
@Joy Saldanha Thanks for the kind words Joy!
@Andreas Peter I agree! Sir Joseph Bazalgette's forsight and the skill of the many thousands of bricklayers involved in construction is truly mind blowing. If it wasn't for this incredible feat of civil engineering then London would be a very different place nowadays.
@Sandra Hickman Thank you :)
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