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Sewer Time-Lapse

Today I bring you a different type of time-lapse, one of the sewers under Manchester England.

CJ over at substormflow explores the old culverts and sewers beneath this city and documented them over 9 months collecting 5,000 photos which he’s combined into the above time-lapse.  Now, honestly, I wouldn’t call these sewers, they look more like storm drains.  But then again, that’s where most of the name came from, I think.

Moving water is fun, and these old brick lined pipes and tunnels are hallmarks to a simpler time when this type of water control was necessary.  I would probably spend just as much time as CJ does exploring old water systems like that if we had more of them in America.  Or, at least in the part of America that I live in anyway.  There are some elaborate systems like this in New England, but the vast majority of them are more modern concrete and steel systems that just don’t have the allure of brick and mortar.

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