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UER Forum > Canada: Alberta / BC > Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels. (Viewed 1537430 times)
A. Lien 


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< Reply # 1220 on 12/28/2006 12:16 PM >
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So did Jesus show up for his birthday?



Big time.

In a white leather suit with so many sequins, why, I almost lost conciousness when he broke into Jailhouse Rock.

Guess who's still lurking? I rewound and found: Mavrix's new AV! It's South Park scary!!! Seriously. The (other) dark one lingers. If only he would speak of his latest escapades. I've no doubt he wants to, we shall not mock him. His contributions are most welcome.

Perhaps he is posting somewhere, but where? Speak before us now if you will. There is much momentum building beneath the cold black streets and winter quiet.

Speak! Speak now all those who secretly crave to share your knowledge! You shall be rewarded, in the most astounding ways... Thou shalt not be mocked!




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KublaKhan 


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< Reply # 1221 on 12/29/2006 12:15 AM >
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I ran into X today (or maybe it was Y) and she told me that Y (or X?) had to leave town after receiving some rather bad news.

I didn't get into details with her, but she said he won't be coming back soon.

I had to work hard to remind her of the conversation we'd had weeks earlier, but when the Light came back on, she smiled and nodded and said, "Yeah, I remember you. Tunnels, right?"

So we stopped for a coffee and I bought her an espresso-chocolate chip muffin and we talked about the tattoo on the back of her hand, and she told me about living on a reserve as a kid, and what that meant to her, and why she won't go back no matter what, and then she kinda got a bit weepy but she shrugged and said she's been through worse and after a bit of meandering through various distractions (e.g. kids who panhandle for beer money) and the Mayor's parking spot outside City Hall and some crazy dude who pulled a gun on her over Christmas who failed to execute his threat and then we settled on the tunnel thing.

"One good earthquake and half of downtown would sink into the ground. The tunnel on Fisgard is like a spine running lengthwise from Store to Government, and a good shake would cave the whole thing in. That's why the city doesn't want people to know what's under there."

I asked where the door to this place is, but she wouldn't tell me. "Some of the folks on the street need that place for shelter, and the guy who owns the business where the entrance is is sympathetic to some of us. His family was persecuted back when the government started charging the head tax."

But she did offer one clue: "If you follow the serpent, it will lead you to where you want to go"




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< Reply # 1222 on 12/29/2006 5:22 PM >
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Yep. After X-Mas.

Good? Yes?


Im in as well




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< Reply # 1223 on 12/29/2006 5:25 PM >
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But she did offer one clue: "If you follow the serpent, it will lead you to where you want to go"




Follow the serpent eh hmmmmm wondering if she was talking about the snake paintings down near the johnson street bride *ponders* meh

But very interesting.

Ill take some pics of the snakes i speak of and post em up here soon




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< Reply # 1224 on 12/30/2006 1:46 AM >
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I found this site by googling "victoria tunnels" because I am a musician (mainly shakuhachi and other flutes) maker and player, and I want to find places with really good acoustics. (But now I'm interested in just exploring too)

Someone suggested the Burnside Road underpass on the Galloping Goose trail, and it was great! The notes hung around for half a minute. But its noisy with the cars going overhead. Does anyone know a nice echoey tunnel or chamber in a relatively quiet area?




A. Lien 


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Do you want running water with that? lol.




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Running water would surely add to the ambiance, though there might be a bit much this time of year. Addicts or Satanists might also spoil the atmosphere, unless they agreed to provide backup vocals.
I think I might be out of luck in Victoria. I've tried stairwells, under docks, narrow alleys, etc...all too noisy. I normally wouldn't mind that but I want to do some recording. Another shakuhachi player suggested some huge old abandoned water pipe that leads down from some reservoir...I think the humpback. Apparently its broken somewhere and you can climb in it, but I didn't quite understand his explanation where it was. All I know is that you can see this big old concrete pipe from Humpback road. Anyone know where you can get in?




A. Lien 


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From what I've seen, the Humpback pipe is not that big, not even three feet in circumference. I almost suggested you try some playgrounds, those with the plastic pipe crawl toy things. Could be interesting experimental acoustics, if not the depth of what you seek.

My earlier comment was related to the Bowker Creek drain. It's roughly ten wide, by seven high. In summer it's likely bone dry. Otherwise, at this time of year, I don't know? Perhaps highway tunnels in the wee hours. Although even then, you may only have a short time before the silence is interupted.

Good luck, I can relate to your interest.




My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

Farewell and thank you... "I was doing something that I thought could have some impact someday. In many ways, it's really these photographs that kept me going creatively." Dennis Hopper
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Yes the bowker tunnel would echo a lot. I wouldn't go in there until summer though. The water flows fast enough this time of year to move 100 pound boulders down it. You'd be better off finding or renting an empty hall somewhere.




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I just wanted to remind people to be careful venturing underground and into drains this time of year. Not only is there a risk from water but also Carbon Monoxcide gas. At temperature around the freezing point Carbon Monoxcide becomes heavier than air so it settles in low places. Send in your minions first!




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Thanks for the info. Carbon monoxide and flute playing probably don't mix. I've actually found a stairwell with beautiful acoustics deep in the bowels of a government building. Not as cool as a secret tunnel of course, but at least I won't asphyxiate. The only problem is the occasional pesky government official coming down the stairs. (only down, for some reason) My quest has actually taken me to some pretty interesting places though, so I think I'll keep looking anyway.

P.S. some of those government officials do look kind of satanic, and I'm sure they have secrets.




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The acoustics in these are just nuts, playing a flute inside may very well explode your head.




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Are those Tanuki's???



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Are those Tanuki's???


...yer killin me, Peterman.




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Tanuki's big brown shiny balls...
How festive!




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< Reply # 1235 on 1/2/2007 2:38 AM >
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The acoustics in these are just nuts, playing a flute inside may very well explode your head.




LMAO! I wouldn't even play cards in those bad boys. That's where Tanuki stores his cryogenically preserved DNA. After Armageddon he will then repopulate the planet, (A total UE playground) with Tanukians. Tanuki Nation awaits.

Only sacrificed re-incarnated zombie explorers, like the new Hypno Toad will share the land. (Great work btw.) Oh yeah, and K.K, and anyone else willing to be sacrificed.

Here's to a great year of exploring, and what ever else you seek.




My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

Farewell and thank you... "I was doing something that I thought could have some impact someday. In many ways, it's really these photographs that kept me going creatively." Dennis Hopper
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LMAO! I wouldn't even play cards in those bad boys. That's where Tanuki stores his cryogenically preserved DNA. After Armageddon he will then repopulate the planet, (A total UE playground) with Tanukians. Tanuki Nation awaits.

Only sacrificed re-incarnated zombie explorers, like the new Hypno Toad will share the land. (Great work btw.) Oh yeah, and K.K, and anyone else willing to be sacrificed.

Here's to a great year of exploring, and what ever else you seek.


Tanukians
? Killer shit, Brother. Killer.

As for the sacrifice stuff...I'll do the blood-letting, thanks. Peterman is past his prime (rib), so I'll have to look for another willing victim.

Canadian Trencher comes to mind, but we'll see.




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meh atleaste i wont be a virgin sacrifice.......

and i demand brains before and after the zombification >_<

But sounds like fun

Tell me more *smiles evily*

Ct




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meh atleaste i wont be a virgin sacrifice.......



You sure about that?




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Radar domes are awesome for playing inside! A few years ago all the little airports were giving away their old ones and some friends and I got one. It was 16 feet across, a white fibreglass sphere. The acoustics were crazy, it sounded like you were playing with heavy distortion and extremely loud, but only if you were standing in the middle, otherwise the sound was completely deadened.

Surekill, are you sure about that with carbon monoxide? I would think that given the ideal gas law and all that, CO would change in density the same as the rest of the air. It's about the same density as air (CO is slightly lighter, but not significantly), so it won't particularly sink, but it can collect in enclosed spaces. Carbon dioxide will, however, sink.

The main problem I can see with atmosphere quality in winter drains is that the higher water table means that the sewers back up more and overflow into our combined sewage system. Given the high volume of water flow it's unlikely that it will actually hang around to produce any deadly gasses, but it can smell unpleasant. Of course, there are also those deadly waterfalls that would wash you away to your doom...

Corvus, have you tried the Galloping Goose underpass? Also, can you play bagpipes? I have this fantasy of Scottish war tunes coming up through the sewers all over Victoria.

I just watched a movie about tanukis taking over the world. It's called Pom Poko.




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