This is an updated post of one of my early blog entries here at the Blog of the Long Now. Over the last couple years I have found even more amazing underground and stonework spaces. Since we hope to build the space for the 10,000 Year Clock underground, for the last 10 years I have been collecting references and images of the great, ambitious, and or inspiring underground spaces and stonework of the world (in some cases they are also lessons of what not to do). I thought I would list some of that collection here to share them, as well as ask for any recommendations or references you all might have. ( I continue to collect so please send along your favorites.) You can click through most of the images below to collections of images or blow ups of the shown image.
- Cliff Path in China This may be the same one pictured below as the Stremnaya Rd.
- Eski Kermen a medieval city-stronghold in the Crimea.
- Abandoned Turda Salt Mine of Romania
- Data center in old nuclear bunker under Stockholm Sweden
- Church of St. George Lalibela, Ethiopia (wikipedia entry)
- Not sure of the origin of this one. Looks South East Asian.
- Salt Church near Bogota Columbia
- Lava Tube Cave, Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, California
- The Hall of Records at Mt Rushmore
- St Patricks well by DaVinci in Orvieto Italy
- Underground naval base in Sweden
- Underground Lakes
- Great shot of the “Hell Hole” cave
- Underground Moscow
- The wonderful stairs at Acoma Pueblo
- Stone mountain stairs in China
- Impressive Natural Rock Formations
- Mount Hua San, Shandong Province, China
- The stone work of Machu Picchu, and the Inca Trail
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