This photographer captures what is under the main tourist attractions in Europe
'Look Deeper': for those who believe they have already seen everything.
The Bourbon Tunnel of Naples © Tomas Sentpetery
Every year, millions of people walk along the bank of the Seine while the majestic silhouette of the Eiffel Tower is getting bigger and bigger.
When passing by, it is inevitable look up through its structure until you reach the highest floor.
But, Have you ever wondered what's under your feet? What will hide under the asphalt on which the most illustrious lady of Paris sits?
That same photographer asked himself You take Sentpetery, which together with Nikon Europe, has developed this series of photographs, entitled 'Look Deeper', that shows what is hidden under some of the main tourist attractions in Europe.
What is in the depths of Paris? © Tomas Sentpetery
DO YOU THINK THAT YOU HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING?
"There are more places than we can see with the naked eye," says the Slovak photographer based in London Tomas Sentpetery.
'Look Deeper' juxtaposes images of what most tourists see when they visit a city with others from what hides under the soles of his shoes.
From the underground tunnels through which the London Underground runs to the Catacombs that the light of Paris does not reach, we discover the hidden side of the Old Continent through the objective of Sentpetery.
FROM THE PARIS UNDERGROUND TO THE GUADIX CAVES
Tomas snapshot series shows us London, Paris, Krakow, Naples and southern Spain from a totally different perspective.
“The place that surprised me the most was, without a doubt, Guadix His landscapes reminded me of the old Westerns American people", the photographer tells Traveler.es.
The town of Guadix, in Granada, known as the European Capital of the Caves © Tomas Sentpetery
“Then the locals told me that Many movies of that genre were shot there. It was great! ”He continues.
He Cave District, in the Granada municipality of Guadix, it constitutes the largest cave complex in Europe and lives there About 3,000 people.
Has 2,000 underground homes spread over 200 hectares, which makes Guadix known as the 'European Capital of Caves'.
In addition to private homes, there are cave houses where tutists can stay to live an authentic 'troglodyte' experience like those of La Tala and Balcones de Piedad.
The inhabitants of the cave houses of Guadix © Tomas Sentpetery
THE SALEL MINES OF WIELICZKA (POLAND)
If the walk through the cobbled streets of Krakow, admiring the Marketplace, he Jewish quarter and the Wawel Hill, You liked it, wait to see what it hides under the ground.
With 327 meters deep and 300 kilometers of galleries, Wieliczka salt mines They constitute a whole underground treasure, being one of the most visited places in Poland.
Krakow hides a great underground treasure ... © Tomas Sentpetery
Declared Heritage of humanity by unesco In 1978, these mines have a tourist route of about 3 kilometers where you can see theunderground agos, winding tunnels and galleries, rooms with machinery and the impressive Chapel of St. Kinga, decorated with salt.
Wieliczka salt mines in the Krakow metropolitan area © Tomas Sentpetery
UNDER THE ASPHALT OF LONDON
Under the hotel St. Pancras Renaissance, in London, we found the underground railway of the Post Office, known as Mail Rail, that was active from 1927 to 2003.
The Mail Rail opened to the public in September 2017, forming part of the Postal Museum, allowing visitors make the journey of the old underground trains They carried the postal mail.
The London Post Office railway, known as Mail Rail © Tomas Sentpetery
Tomas also walked around the London underground, where he found the abandoned Aldwych station, located under King's College London.
This station was the last stop of a branch that finally closed in 1994 becoming an ideal ghost corner for the Filming of movies, series and video clips.
In addition, Aldwych is one of the levels of the videogame Tomb Raider III.
The abandoned Aldwych station (London) © Tomas Sentpetery
THE UNDERGROUND CEMETERY OF PARIS
As amazing as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees or the Louvre, they are the bowels of the French capital, that host the famous Catacombs of Paris.
This underground cemetery of 300 kilometers contains the remains of more than six million people.
Currently tourists can only travel 2 of those 300 kilometers, visit not recommended for claustrophobic.
The Catacombs of Paris: an authentic underground cemetery © Tomas Sentpetery
THE BORBONIC TUNNEL OF NAPLES
Known as Bourbon Gallery (or Bourbon Tunnel) represents a vast sample of the last 500 years of the Neapolitan history
This network of tunnels was commissioned in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon to connect the Royal Palace with Piazza Vittoria, near the sea and military barracks, so that it was a escape route in case the city was threatened.
The works were not completed and during the WWII, the galleries served as a hiding place against air attacks.
Neapolitan history is also hidden under the city © Tomas Sentpetery
The Bourbon Tunnel consists of some 500 meters of passageways that today tourists who approach Naples can add to their itinerary.
The snapshots of Tomas Sentpetery have made it clear that we still have many places to discover In cities we already thought we knew: "I have thought about capturing other very interesting corners but for now I cannot reveal much more about the project", he tells Traveler.es We will be very attentive!
The Galleria Borbonica, a labyrinth under Naples © Tomas Sentpetery