Colborne Collector, Montreal.
Adams Tailrace, Niagara Falls, NY.
Интервью с канадским диггером Майклом Куком (25 летний студент изучающий политическяю экономию и конфликты, занимается диггерством с 2003 )
Его website Vanishing Point., с планами, разрезами и с удивительными фотографиями всей этой красоты у нас под ногами.
А это специально для тех кто живет в Гамильтоне
Have a good weekend!
[Image: The Memorial Park Storage Chambers in Toronto's Belt Line Drain; this is architecture as dreamed of by Adolf Loos: shaved of all ornament, exquisitely smooth, functional – while architecture schools were busy teaching Mies van der Rohe, civil engineers were perfecting the Modern movement beneath their feet].
[Image: "Stairs" by Michael Cook, from the Westview Greenbelt Drain].
[Images: (top) "Transition to CMP," from Toronto's Old Ironsides drain; (middle) "Junction with small sidepipe (falling in on the right)" inside Toronto's Graphic Equalizer drain; (bottom) "Backwards junction" in Toronto's Sisters of Mercy drain].
[Image: "Emerging in Wilson Heights," out of Toronto's Depths of Salvation drain].
[Image: The outfall of Toronto's Old Ironsides drain].
[Image: An "A-shaped conduit" in Toronto's Belt Line Drain].
[Image: (top) "Outfall structure in the West Don Valley," part of Toronto's Depths of Salvation drain; (bottom) The outfall of Toronto's Graphic Equalizer drain].
[Image: "Outfall in winter" at Toronto's Gargantua drain].
[Image: Looking out of a spillway at the Ontario Generating Station].
[Image: The "spectacular, formerly natural waterfall that the [Chedoke Falls Drain] now feeds," in Hamilton, Ontario].
[Images: A "short drop" in Toronto's beautifully torqued and ovoid Viceroy Drain].
[Images: Four glimpses of the vaulted topologies installed inside the Earth at Niagara's William Birch Rankine Hydroelectric Tailrace].
[Images: (top) Leaving the William Birch Rankine Hydroelectric Tailrace, Niagara Falls; (bottom) Tailrace outlet, William B. Rankine Generating Station].
[Image: "Transitions" inside the Duncan's Got Wood sewer, Toronto].
[Image: "Deep inside the century-old wheelpit that is the beginning of the Rankine Generating Station Tailrace" (view bigger)].
[Image: Ottawa's Governor General's Drain].
[Image: "Looking into the bottom of the William B. Rankine G.S. wheelpit from the Rankine tailrace"].
[Image: Inside a distributor tunnel at the Ontario Generating Station drain; meanwhile, I can't help but imagine what it'd be like if architects began building hotel lobbies like this: you check into your boutique hotel in London – and nearly pass out in awe...].
[Images: Disused hydroelectric machinery: top/bottom].
[Image: Abandoned cash registers].
[Image: Inside The Skin of a Lion, Toronto].
Westview Greenbelt Drain; North York
photos by Michael Cook