This place had to be up there with the prettiest brick drains I have visited, and it's a real hidden little gem without a spot of graffiti, which I thought was just awesome. Besides the odd brick waiting to come loose and crush your skull, and sounds of thunderous impending doom, it provided for a great explore. Or is that because of?...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Having not ventured under for months since the last adventure went decidedly pear shaped, and flashing lights and pools of blood had put the fear of god into me. It was a tad difficult to make the decision to delve under again.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Looking for places to go at high tide, in a city that bends around a river that shortly arrives at its destination, makes for a little challenge.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The tide was supposed to be against us from the get go, but while I waited on the grassy bank watching rowers pass to and fro, the outfall was surprisingly un-flooded at this hour. We were happy to seize upon this good fortune.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Tired and sore footed, I emptied my shoes and socks of sand from Checkmate, while we looked at the high tide coming into Batcave, making our entry there impossible. We decided to have a look at a few places close by, then head for a Dsanktuary entrance in the hopes tide would not foil us there also.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I had always wanted to have a look in Checkmate or Woolongabba Darkie as some call it. I had see old YouTube clips, strange carpark installations and read online about it from my first burgeoning interest in exploring underground. Aydun had suggested we go there first on what we had both hoped would be a long and prosperous night of multiple drain explores. Turns out Checkmate had more to offer than we had bargained for.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Hidden infrastructure fascinates me, it's the unseen cogs that drives the world around us, but to most people bobbing along through life, it goes completely unnoticed, and even when noticed, ignored.
Finding images like this from our southern neighbours got me thinking, where does Brisbane hide its underground arteries?
Friday, May 25, 2012
It's always interesting meeting someone from the net for the first time, you never know what they are going to be like, and when you plan on going underground into a dark hole with them the first time you meet, it sort of gives you pause for thought.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
This was the first drain I explored and it's choice was mostly down to its convenience and lack of possible onlookers. There wasn't anything particularly interesting inside, but that didn't matter, it was a first and an experience to remember.
Friday, May 18, 2012
These shops were a neighborhood fixture, but everything has its time, and theirs was up. New developers planning a clean new shopping centre had decided to buy out all the small operators that made this warren of mostly old converted houses to erect the future.