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These Photos Reveal What Lie Beneath Europe’s Top Tourist Attractions


Photography can reveal the hidden side of things, and that’s exactly what photographer Tomas Sentpetery traveled around Europe to capture. He visited some of the continents most popular tourist attractions and went underground to reveal what lies beneath each location.

The project was done in collaboration with Nikon Europe and is titled Look Deeper.

Sentpetery shot each tourist hotspot from both above ground and below the surface (either directly below or nearby), resulting in a serious of fascinating diptychs.

Big Ben in London, UK

Below Big Ben in London is the abandoned Aldwych underground station.

St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel in London, UK

The historic St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel in London is above London Postal Museum’s Rail Mail.

Krakow, Poland

After visiting the above-ground buildings and hotspots of Krakow, Poland, go underground and you’ll find the beautiful Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Barrio de Cuevas in Guadix, Spain

The Barrio de Cuevas in Guadix, Spain is the largest cave complex in Europe — one that’s inhabited by 3,000 people.

Bourbon Tunnel in Naples, Italy

Below this famous picturesque region of Naples, Italy, lies the ancient underground Bourbon Tunnel.

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Beneath world-famous city views in Paris lies Paris Musées’ Les Catacombes de Paris, underground ossuaries that contain the remains of millions of people.

“There are hidden worlds all around us and I wanted to show there is more to popular tourist destinations than meets the eye,” Sentpetery tells Nikon. “Do your research before you travel and don’t be afraid to look deeper. With the right kit and a thirst for adventure there are extraordinary subjects to discover.”

Sentpetery shot the project with a Nikon D850, D7500, 14-24mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8 VR, 20mm f/1.8, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR, and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 VR.

(via Nikon Europe via INSIDER)

Image credits: Photographs by Tomas Sentpetery and used with permission