Incredible photo series explores Montreal’s underground

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by .

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On the surface, Montreal is a beautiful city. But as Montreal-based photographer Andrew Emond discovered, right beneath our feet is a network of drains, sewers, pipes, tunnels, and lost rivers that show a different kind of beauty. He bravely explored the sprawling abandoned world that very few people get to see and captured the experience in a series of astonishing photos…

The underground labyrinth is detailed on his website undermontreal.com, with maps, photos, and detailed historical context of the locations. While some of you may have heard of Montreal’s “Underground City,” this is something else entirely. Some of the century-old tunnels have been completely transformed by stalactites and stalagmites, making them look more like alien worlds than old sewers…

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These photos offer a rare glimpse into the underbelly of the city, including some rare shots inside Montreal’s metro tunnels…

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According to his website, one of the more fascinating tunnels follows the now vanished Saint-Pierre River. These tunnels snake along and end up directly underneath the Pointe-a-Calliere museum, the historic ruins of the first settlement in Montreal.

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Photo Credit: Andrew Emond

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