Campus Tunnel by bkbinthecity

Campus Tunnel

Today I went for a walk on the University of Alberta campus. Here are two buildings. Pembina Hall and Athabasca Hall.
I recently discovered some history concerning the two buildings. Apparently there is a tunnel underneath that connects the two buildings.
It dates back to the 1920's. It is no longer open as it was closed upon authorities discovering certain activities taking place in the tunnel that was not exactly on the up and up. The two buildings were originally built as residents for students but eventually were used for classes.
Haha unsavoury goings-on in the tunnel! Beautiful buildings for the students’ residences.
January 9th, 2021  
A building from a time where things were built to last
January 9th, 2021  
Nice shot and interesting narrative ;-)
January 9th, 2021  
Let me guess, girls were on one side and the boys on the other?
It is a shame that they are closed as it would be interesting to go through :)
January 9th, 2021  
Typical student behaviour! A shame the tunnel was closed but interesting to find out about it!
January 9th, 2021  
Thanks for sharing.
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful diptych. I like the leading lines to the door in the lower picture.
January 9th, 2021  
Good shots and great narrative
January 9th, 2021  
Lovely buildings and interesting history of the tunnel shenanigans!
January 9th, 2021  
Seems like it would be a lot of work to convert residences into classrooms. Nice images to show off the buildings.
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful shots of these buildings! I wonder if the tunnel is still used secretly by the elite.
January 9th, 2021  
Lovely shots of these beautiful buildings.
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful architecture. It is surely a lovely campus.
January 9th, 2021  
Cool buildings!
January 9th, 2021  
Fascinating.
January 9th, 2021  
Nice capture and info
January 9th, 2021  
Super shots of these very attractive buildings - fav!

Ian
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful buildings both of them!
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful architecture and very interesting back story!
January 9th, 2021  
Such emptiness.Gorgeous buildings.
January 9th, 2021  
Great shot
January 9th, 2021  
Great pov of each gorgeous building, like the snowed grass and clear paths
January 9th, 2021  
students will be students
January 9th, 2021  
Interesting architecture and history!
January 9th, 2021  
interesting
January 9th, 2021  
Lovely diptych.
January 9th, 2021  
Interesting shots and info!
January 9th, 2021  
beautiful shots and interesting narrative
January 9th, 2021  
A great story and an interesting building.
January 9th, 2021  
Lave it to hanky pranky or worse to get the tunnel closed. very impressive buildings.
January 9th, 2021  
nice pictures and story
January 9th, 2021  
great classicism
January 10th, 2021  
That is so interesting.
January 10th, 2021  
Interesting history (and no surprise that the convenient tunnel became a resource for not-so-good behavior!). Nice diptych.
January 10th, 2021  
Nicely captured and enjoyed the history
January 10th, 2021  
Nice shot and history.
January 10th, 2021  
Nice collage,
January 10th, 2021  
Shame the tunnel is closed
January 10th, 2021  
Interesting history. The buildings remind me of one of the buildings where I worked. I worked in a state psychiatric hospital and the original building is still standing. Early in my tenure there, they opened up the tunnels that ran between that building and some of the newer ones. They found supplies stored there. Although older than this, I think the tunnels may have been considered air raid shelters at one time (think Cuban Missile Crisis in the 60's).
January 10th, 2021  
@fishers Thanks Ian for the comment and the fav
January 10th, 2021  
@happypat Pat they certainly are very nice buildings
January 10th, 2021  
@beckyk365 Becky Jo glad to share this with you
January 10th, 2021  
@wag864 Kas they certainly are beautiful buildings
January 10th, 2021  
@elisasaeter Thanks Elisabeth
January 10th, 2021  
@ninaganci Nina glad you like this one
January 10th, 2021  
@tunia yes Tunia they certainly can be
January 10th, 2021  
@congaree John glad to share this with you
January 10th, 2021  
@jernst1779 Jean l trust you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@haskar Haskar glad you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@jacqbb Jacqueline glad to share this with you
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@santina Santina l trust you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@wendyfrost Wendy glad to share this with you
January 10th, 2021  
@bruni Bruni l am sure it was more than just a little hanky panky
January 10th, 2021  
@bpfoto Benno glad you like this one
January 10th, 2021  
@granagringa Yes Madeline it certainly is
January 10th, 2021  
@mittens Marilyn l trust you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@olivetreeann Ann it is that bad behavior can ruin things for others
January 10th, 2021  
@linnypinny Thanks Lin glad you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@yaorenliu Thanks Yao glad you like this one
January 10th, 2021  
@dutchothotmailcom Thanks Esther
January 10th, 2021  
@hjbenson yes Harry it is always a disappointment when the bad behavior of others can ruin things for everyone else
January 10th, 2021  
@randystreat Kathy thank you for sharing that history
January 10th, 2021  
@tinley23 Lesley they certainly are beautiful buildings
January 10th, 2021  
@runner365 yes Claes they certainly knew how to build things back then
January 10th, 2021  
@stiggle Anja l trust you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@sharonm yes Sharon it certainly is a shame
January 10th, 2021  
@pusspup Wylie glad to share this with you
January 10th, 2021  
@sdutoit Sylvia you're welcome
January 10th, 2021  
@sangwann Dione glad you like this one
January 10th, 2021  
@ricksnap Thanks Rick
January 10th, 2021  
@pattyblue Pat glad you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@sunnygreenwood Anne l am sure it was
January 10th, 2021  
@marlboromaam Mags it is used to move maintenance equipment around
January 10th, 2021  
@ludwigsdiana Diana glad you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@louannwarren Lou it certainly is a great campus full of many wonderful photo ops
January 10th, 2021  
@rwaterhouse Roger glad you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@thewatersphotos Gary l trust you enjoyed this one
January 10th, 2021  
@craftymeg Thanks Margaret glad to share this with you
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