The Chicago Sewers: Ashland Waterfall (Gallery 35)

June 24, 2013 7:50 p.m.

October 27, 2014, photos taken at the Anthony Marano Company facility.

June 27, 2013 11:52 a.m.

From the beginning...

Ashland culvert.

March 25, 2011 10:37 a.m. This looks much better in the summer time. I picked this day to be March 25, to be the 1 year anniversary of my sewer arrest. So this is the 1st time I been back in a sewer (but not through a manhole cover).

10:38 a.m. This is only necessary in the winter, but not necessary in most of the summer. In the summer, the tunnels are much cleaner, and there's reasons why.

10:39 a.m. I didn't get to go all the way in.

2013, March 18 11:16 a.m.

Then, just under 2 years later, I noticed something peculiar. Someone had opened this manhole. And in a couple of days, I figured out how.

March 20, 2:41 a.m. Behind this wall, is the waterfall (actually a vertical tunnel, it's like that with all walls like this).

2:44 a.m.

2:45 a.m.

I tried taking several camera shots of behind this wall when I pulled it with 1 arm, but no luck.

June 24, 2013, 12:31 p.m. Then, on June 24, the day right after I took Noel to My Secret Sewer, I took him here. And the 2 of us with 3 arms, pulling it back, I was finally able to get some good shots (cuz we could here the water, as well as on the street surface too).

Then I asked him to switch places since I think I was at a worse angle.

12:32 p.m.

And now down the manhole at Ashland avenue.

October 23, 2011 4:48 a.m.

June 29, 2013

9:38 p.m.

10:49 p.m.

10:50 p.m.

10:51 p.m.

To the right is an interceptor sewer.

10:52 p.m.

10:53 p.m.

10:54 p.m.

10:55 p.m. (Looking back).

10:56 p.m. Around the curve, it led to this place looking up, also underneath Ashland still.

10:57 p.m. Here's the sliced tomatoes.

10:58 p.m.

10:59 p.m.

11:00 p.m. Down to the pits of atheism (no God down there, if you fall, you fall).

11:01 p.m.

(Back to 10:52 p.m., where the waterfall across was.).

11:08 p.m., trying to get across to the waterfall top.

11:11 p.m.

11:18 p.m.

Back to 11:11 p.m. The next 2 photos are looking into the pipe to Anthoy Marano company. You know how the sewers in the parking lot square around Anthony Marano Company? Well here's where all their parking lot sewers eventually led to: Ashland avenue.

11:12 p.m.

Back to Ashland sewer.

This next photo is looking into another pipe that goes back towards the direction of Anthony Marano, which may merge with the other pipe.

Back to Ashland.

11:13 p.m.

This is as far as I've gone...

Video going back to the waterfall top.

11:25 p.m.