Tag: underground

Feb 21, 2015

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Bikes are amazing modes of transportation for your health and the environment. However, in high-traffic pedestrian areas bikes can also take up a lot of space; which is why Japan has developed an innovative underground bike locker system that safely stores your bike and protects it from bad weather while keeping the pedestrian areas…

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Jun 27, 2014

World’s Largest Underground Trampoline Set to Open in July

World’s Largest Underground Trampoline Set to Open in July

Bounce Below is the world’s largest underground trampoline, bounce and slide facility; set to open to the general pubic on 4 July 2014. A set of three enormous trampolines within the Llechwedd caverns in Wales brings trampolining to a whole new terrain. The old mining cavern is twice the size of St. Paul’s Cathedral.…

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Jan 29, 2014

Life in the Tube: 40 Years of London Underground Photography

Life in the Tube: 40 Years of London Underground Photography

The London Underground (also known as the Tube or the Underground) is a public metro system serving a large part of Greater London. The system serves 270 stations and has 402 kilometres (250 mi) of track. In 2012/13 London Underground carried over 1 billion passengers. Since the 1970s, photographer Bob Mazzer has been documenting…

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Jan 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

UNDERNEATH THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES © EPV/Jean-Marc Manaï Seen here are the underground resevoirs underneath the Palace of Versailles. Once a year on ‘maintenance day’, the water parterre reservoirs are emptied a few weeks before the Fountains show. The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30…

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Jun 18, 2013

Japan’s Automated Underground Bike Storage

Japan’s Automated Underground Bike Storage

Photograph by Danny Choo @ culturejapan.jp The Problem Bicycles are a popular form of transportation in Japan. However, when parked they can take up a lot of public space that could otherwise be used by pedestrian foot traffic, small storefronts, etc. The Solution Rather than take up valuable real estate above ground, store them…

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Apr 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair

Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair

INTO THE DRAGON’S LAIR Photograph by TOBIAS LINDMAN In this vivid capture, we see the entrance to Rådhuset metro station. Rådhuset (Court House) is a rapid transit station in Kungsholmen in central Stockholm, part of the Stockholm metro. The station is located on the blue line between T-Centralen and Fridhemsplan and was…

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Apr 15, 2013

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in 1978, it was also proclaimed a Historical Monument by the President of the Republic of Poland in 1994. The mine is located in the town of Wieliczka and is within…

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