Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s This?

Greenwich-foot-tunnel-entrance
Looking up at the domed roof
Greenwich-foot-tunnel-stairs
The spiral stairway
Greenwich-foot-tunnel-repair
The repair at the northern end of the tunnel
Greenwich-foot-tunnel-tiled
Main tunnel tiled

The Greewich Foot Tunnel runs under the River Thames in London from the Isle of Dogs in the North to Greenwich in the South.

Access to the tunnel is gained via twin spiral stairways built around circular lift-shafts in two round, purpose-built brick buildings placed at either end, each with a domed glass roof allowing for natural light to enter.

The pedestrian tunnel itself is mainly tile-glazed, apart from a short, narrowed strip at the farthest northern end which consists of curved concrete-lined steel sections bolted together – the result of a repair made after bomb damage during WWII.

It’s altogether an amazing piece of late Victorian engineering, originally built at the turn of the 20th Century and still very much in use today 🙂

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s This?

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11 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s This?

  1. eklastic May 19, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    The tunnel looks very futuristic, I could almost seeing it featured in 2001 🙂

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  2. Cee Neuner May 19, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I really like the tunnels photos. Wonderful 😀

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