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   CaliforniaMama  Sunday Apr 29 03:33 AM

April 28, 2012 Three Rivers Forced Underground

River Fleet, London

Photograph by Steve Duncan

The largest of London's lost rivers, the River Fleet flows four miles (6.4 kilometers) underground through downtown before it enters into the Thames. Here, it splits into two 12-foot-high (3.7-meter-high) brick tunnels not far from St. Paul's Cathedral.

River Westbourne, London

Photograph by Steve Duncan

A number of watercourses through London were buried over the centuries, including the River Westbourne, which flowed from Hampstead through Hyde Park to Sloane Square and into the River Thames at Chelsea.

Read the rest of the story here.

Sunswick Creek, New York City

Photograph by Steve Duncan

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SPUCK  Sunday Apr 29 06:06 AM

Release the crocs!

Sundae  Sunday Apr 29 08:07 AM

Funny, because before I opened the thread I was already drawing up a reply in my mind regarding the underground rivers in London

Fascinating pics, thanks.

Gravdigr  Sunday Apr 29 04:24 PM

I was expecting something regarding Three Rivers Stadium, and I thought "That's been gone for several years, hasn't it?".

And, it has.

Clodfobble  Tuesday May 1 09:46 PM

If I recall, Fleet Street and the Fleet River/Ditch featured prominently in Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. It looks about as filthy as was described in the books.

Sundae  Thursday May 3 11:28 AM

London's underground rivers have featured in many stories/ novels.
They're a source () of fascination for many writers.

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