Underground tunnels under London and New York
• Underground tunnels under London and New York
33-year-old explorer Steve Duncan made a series of pictures of collectors, lost rivers and tunnels under London and New York. The author says: "I have many places that people used to take anything for granted," - says Steve.
"It collectors, train tunnels, bridges and various types of underground infrastructure. I want to show the city from different angles to enhance the beauty and uniqueness of the places created by human hands "
The researchers descend into the sewers and underground tunnels under London and New York.
The tunnel, which was used as a warehouse, a subway station Clapham North in London.
Steve tells how he found himself in places that are usually closed to ordinary people. "To begin with I just explore the area. If I find something interesting, then I tried to make his way no matter whether I had permission. "The researcher comes out of the drain through a manhole in New York City.
"I'm working a little differently. I recycle a large amount of historical information, and only then I'm going to search for a specific location. I talk a lot with the defenders of historical monuments and urban planners, engineers. More often than not, when I come to the people and tell them about the history of the house in which they live, they are happy to help me and allowed to shoot, where I want to. "
Two people exploring storm drains, which was formerly the Fleet River, a tributary of the River Thames in London.
Steve, who was born in Maryland, was delighted to travel on the subway, when I first came to New York to study at the college in 1996. And very soon he had the idea to explore the world, located near the town. "I began to collect a variety of rumors about the unusual places that you will not find on the tourist map. For example, a secret tunnel from Grand Central Station to the hotel Waldorf-Astoria or the basement of the old building, through which flows an underground river ". Researcher sneaks through the collector in New York.
Abandoned subway station was the first where I got. It was unforgettable, to detect such a huge area totally abandoned in a city where every meter of space occupied by people. It was as if I was on top of the mountain all alone. Although in reality I was only a few tens of meters below the busiest street in the world. Researcher examines a waste outlet in Vollebaut, Brooklyn.
Love Steve to the subterranean world in the end led him to a much older city on the other side of the Atlantic, in London. The researcher examines the southern part of the river Tyburn, near the mouth of the Thames.
"Stunning brick tunnels under London is much older than the tunnels under New York", - he says. "In London, there are many small rivers that flow into the River Thames. These rivers were one of the reasons why London was founded on this spot. Years later, their hidden in underground tunnels, and they have become an important part of the sewer system of the city, which was built in the 19th century. " Water runs down the walls of the reservoir near London Bridge.
But Steve loves not only climb into the ground. New York and its bridges also attracted his attention. "I like to climb on the bridge, with and offer a stunning view of the city", - says the photographer. "I rarely use any safety belts when the climb to the bridge, they slow down and stifle my movements. I know that if I start to procrastinate, be sure to draw the attention of people who have that kind will take me for a terrorist. But people should know that researchers such as I just love the city and do not represent any danger. "
A researcher sits beam Williamsburg Bridge in New York.
Daredevil night climbs on the Queensboro Bridge in New York.
Man wins the Queensboro Bridge in New York.
Two researchers escape from the underground tunnel, through which sweeps a train to New York.
The man in a gas mask exploring storm drains, which was once the mouth of the river Sanvik under the borough of Queens in New York.
The woman pokes her head out of the hatch in New York.
collector for Clapham High Street, London.
Sewer, once the former river Vestborn under Knightsbridge in London.
Land subway tunnel in London.
A sign in the London Underground, a warning about the dangers of passing trains.