DISCLAIMER: KRCC IN NO WAY ADVOCATES THAT ANYONE EXPLORE DRAINAGE TUNNELS LIKE THOSE DEPICTED IN THESE PHOTOS. PHOTOGRAPHER DUNCAN GOLD IS AN EXPERT CAVER WHO DOES EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND CAREFULLY MONITORS THE WEATHER BEFORE ENTERTING A TUNNEL. DRAINAGE TUNNELS ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS PLACES THAT CAN FLOOD WITHOUT WARNING AND HAVE CLAIMED MANY LIVES.

These photographs of drainage tunnels and other underground concrete structures by local caver Duncan Gold epitomize what we seek to feature here on The Big Something every week day: They take us to hidden corners of the Pikes Peak Region that we might not otherwise see, and they do it beautifully. (If you’re interested in purchasing a print of one of these photos, you can contact Duncan directly at autowitch@gmail.com)

We thought this audio-slideshow was a fitting way to relaunch The Big Something after our multi-week hiatus. We believe that we live in an amazing place that suffers from a fair amount of bad PR. And if perception is reality, we hope to help change perception.

Welcome to all the recently added subscribers and welcome back to those of you who’ve stayed with us over the past six months.

As always, we love your feedback and comments. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below or you can send us an email to: thebigsomething@krcc.org. Thanks!

 

10 Responses to Spectacular Underworld Photos

  1. Wow. That was incredible. Good to have you back BS!

  2. Mary H says:

    Wondering if he sends any of these to utility companies. Some, like the corroded pipes should be replaced. CS utilities has been doing a lot of replacement of old pipe, and perhaps would be interested.

  3. Mary H says:

    BTW, these are amazing and wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mike Procell says:

    “Tunnels of love” these aint – but I loved the pictures… also, the BS aint no bs – welcome back Noel!

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  6. Elizabeth Osborne says:

    oooh cool pix ,there is always something beautiful in the most unexpected.

  7. genevieve says:

    poo lines?

  8. Nancy Atherton says:

    Fantastic! The stunning images and Duncan Gold’s absorbing commentary made me forget my claustrophobia.

  9. Mike Daymon says:

    Duncan Gold is an artist of a rare quality. Thanks for a fascinating tour.

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