Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Undeground Art Exhibition

I'm in Paris for a meeting, and on the way to the airport we visited the abandoned underground railroad line. What did we find? An art show and sculptures deep inside the tunnels! And also wonderful graffiti!

The underground railroad line is the Petite Ceinture, a 1850s circle line around Paris. It runs to a large extent underground, but was gradually abandoned in the 1930s as Paris metro started to draw the passengers. I had also visited Petite Ceinture last year.

This time I was with my friend Tapani, which was great -- I have to say it feels less lonely to walk dark tunnels with someone than doing it alone :-) Although funnily enough, in the middle of the tunnel on our 2 x 2km walk we run into some other two people walking there. We did what people normally do in those situations, said Bonjour, and continued our walk :-)

This time the access to Petite Ceinture was not as easy as last time. Some effort was needed to find a path. And some climbing:

Excellent graffiti:

Nice cave forms starting to appear:

A side tunnel with a top (locked) exit:

A bed half a kilometer from the tunnel entrance:

This article has also appeared on Blogspot. Tämä artikkeli löytyy myös suomeksi Relaasta. And of course, all my caving and urban exploration-related articles can be found from planetcaver.net and theurbanexplorer.net!

Play
READ THE STORY
Moab and Other Adventure Towns Are Prohibiting Non-Locals
Up Next News

Moab and Other Adventure Towns Are Prohibiting Non-Locals

Moab and Other Adventure Towns Are Prohibiting Non-Locals

These views will still be here after this all blows over. Now is not the time for a desert vacation. Max Ritter photo. Earlier this week, the Southeast Utah Health Department issued an order closing lodging facilities and campgrounds around Moab to visitors, in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 by stopping the flow of outside visitors. Moab and the surrounding area are traditionally full of visitors looking to rock climb, mountain bike, or visit National Parks this time of year.

Play
READ THE STORY
Chinese Everest Expedition to Make Summit Push
Up Next Adventure

Chinese Everest Expedition to Make Summit Push

Chinese Everest Expedition to Make Summit Push

Everest as seen from China. Wikipdia photo. While Mt. Everest might be closed to foreigners, a single Chinese commercial climbing expedition has been on the mountain for the past few weeks acclimatizing and waiting for a weather window to make a summit push. If they succeed, it would likely make them the only humans to stand on the planet’s high point this year. There has been little Everest news as of late, minus that involving 5G towers, but according to the Adventure Blog, the Chinese

Play
READ THE STORY
Chinese Everest Teams Are On Their Way To Summit
Up Next Adventure

Chinese Everest Teams Are On Their Way To Summit

Chinese Everest Teams Are On Their Way To Summit

Two Chinese teams on Everest launched their summit bids earlier this week. Pixabay photo. After Nepal and China completely blocked foreign access to Mt. Everest for this climbing season during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Chinese teams were allowed on the mountain. One team is a commercial expedition, while the other is a group of researchers who are there to make the most accurate survey the mountain yet while there is no traffic on the peak. With bad weather keeping teams in Base Camp for