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A Tunnel in an Abandoned Nazi Bunker by NeilAlderney

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The tiny English Channel Island of Alderney was occupied by Nazi forces during WW2, and was heavily fortified by them. Many of the bunkers, fortresses, and gun positions are still undisturbed some 60 years after being abandoned.

This image, created from a single raw, and processed in EasyHDR & PS, was taken with a flash.

This tunnel, which leads upwards, then turns with stairs was absolutely pitch black! It is well inside an abandoned Nazi Fortress on Bibette Head.
My friend and I followed this up, with a single small torch. It lead to a room that was flooded to about knee depth, and then the corridor, still flooded, carried on, but we could go no further. I believe it led to the sleeping quarters.
Very spooky! even the electrical wires are still on the walls further up.

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dark, abandoned, spooky, nazi, bunker, alderney hdr

Comments

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    I LOVE This..awesome shot..get a very creepy vibe from it..which is cool!!

  • Thanks Kim. I know I wouldn’t enter it alone!

    – NeilAlderney

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    stunning;

  • Thanks Scott

    – NeilAlderney

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Great take. Did I read that right, its actually flooded above this point?

  • Thanks for taking the time to comment David.
    Yep, you read that right , it is flooded ABOVE this point! Alderney gets the full force of Atlantic storms. When the big waves come in, they crash right over the top of this whole headland, including this fortress. The doors in this place are all huge metal blast doors, like door in a submarine, and there is a deep sill you have to step over. The doors themselves are all lying down.
    All of this means that any water that gets into the upper floors can never get away, so the upper floors are flooded.
    The size and power of these waves is something you must see to believe! There is a video HERE that shows one hitting the breakwater. Note the size of the boats in relation to the waves. :-)

    – NeilAlderney

  • Erg.. the link in the other reply didn’t work.
    you can copy & paste this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vm5Z1GJA6s

    – NeilAlderney

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 5 years ago

    great shot ~ full of mystery and feeling ~ I give you credit for going in as far as you did ~ I would be a bit too freaked I think xx

  • Thanks Linda! I actually took this image when I was coming back out, looking back. I intend to go back in on a calm day , with a decent torch, wellies & a tripod!

    – NeilAlderney

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    WOW… would love to see more of these! It makes me really curious… almost as if I am on an adventure! I think I would have felt a little creeped out too but would still like to explore, not something that I would do on my own though! It is amazing that you could get in there at all!
    Wonderful image by the way, how long was it before you could see again, after you used the flash in a dark tunnel like this?!!! Fantastic photography Neil!

  • Su Walker
    Su Walkerabout 3 years ago

    great shot!

  • Thanks Su :)

    – NeilAlderney

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