Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U-V Posts: Underworlds We Love


Stories of hidden cities have fascinated people throughout centuries.  New cities atop old cities atop caves and crypts—it is an adventurer’s dream to discover such.  A world beneath a world begs exploring.

Paris boasts a sewer system AND catacombs like no other.  Multi-tasking at its best.
Wikipedia
Rome is perched over miles of catacombs.
Edinburgh is built over vaults, built to accommodate tradesmen, cobblers, and storage.  Poor also lived there until about 1820, when it became unlivable.  
These are ancient cities, where only ruins remain.

BUT, what if?  What if one could travel to an underworld city where visitors could actually have a sleepover, warm meals, full accommodations?    Would you go?

Return tomorrow and discover this hidden underworld fortress, which has electricity and flush toilets!

30 comments:

  1. Naw, I have this thing about being underground. Plenty of time for that after I'm dead. How about the new city under the Denver airport?

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    1. As long as there are multiple exits, I wouldn't mind visiting underground cities. New city under the Denver Airport?

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  2. Hmmm if it was Atlantis maybe, but other than that, prob not.

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  3. haha oh yeah, i would have to have a working bathroom---this subject fascinates me!

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    1. ...and electricity would be nice as well.

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  4. I don't mind being underground but if I'm going exploring hdden worlds I think I want a little more adventure than flush toilets and electricity. That's a little too much like my everyday life.

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  5. I don't think I'd go, I'm kind of claustrophobic so it creeps me out. But I love looking at these pics!
    I never knew about the Edinburgh vaults, how interesting.

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    1. Those vaults are said to be haunted. YouTube has the videos.

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  6. When I was young, I would have loved to see the one under Edinburgh, I have read about it in several different books, some of them mysteries, set around there. Fascinating stuff.

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    1. Someday I hope to visit Edinburgh and those vaults. It is the stuff of mysteries!

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  7. My niece took us to visit the Atlanta, GA underground. The noise was overwhelming; it made my head spin. "Too noisy," I signed. She grinned. She can't hear.

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  8. Don't think I'd want to stay underground though.
    I've seen the underground areas of Edinburgh. Very creepy.

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    1. There are YouTube videos showing the haunted vaults of Edinburgh. I elected to NOT show one.

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  9. Reminds me of a post I did for the first A to Z Challenge I participated in. There are some fascinating places underground!

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    1. Wouldn't it be amazing to take some tours!

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  11. Maybe I could get one of these underworld trips on Priceline. I will have to check with Bill Shatner.

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    1. I think his daughter is running the PriceLine, with Bill in a hot sports car...He is hosting his own reality show this summer...

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  12. I might not be a good candidate for an underground tour, as I seldom even go down to my own basement. Amazing pictures!

    Julie

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  13. No. A touch claustrophobic. I don't even like being on the ground floor or basement of tall buildings. The other world I WOULD go to (claustrophobia be damned) would be Atlantis though. The magic and mystery of a world under the sea floats my boat (sorry about that) big time.

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  14. Would I go? Probably not.
    Much of Europe has underground tunnels. East Europe has tons -- some from the war, some built by dictators as a way to escape. Of course, that never works.
    Great work with the posts, Susan.

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  15. Hmmm, I might not be brave enough to stay through the night, but I will check out those YouTube videos of Edinburgh you mentioned. Fascinating!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!