Abandoned railway tunnels
Sydney’s abandoned railway network spans the entire city, and it’s jarring to think it was once packed with commuters. Old platforms, frames for advertising posters, metro signage -- all of it left to deteriorate. If you look hard enough, you’ll even find steel-reinforced bunkers and bomb shelters, too. One of the most interesting areas is known as Lake St. James, a stinky body of water below Macquarie Street train station that filled up over the years in a disused tunnel. Urban legend has it that the army sends troops down there to train in the darkness -- and, oh yeah, that it’s also home to massive albino eels.
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Barbara Woolsey is a writer based in Berlin, and loves the city’s abandoned buildings (because, warehouse parties). Find out more about her travels on Facebook and Twitter.