The only college
tunnels I've been able to find in Rotterdam (yet).
They're only 30m long but they're open all the time. And
the University has also a few other sights.
I spent two pleasant years at
the Erasmus University doing a post-doc course on
IT-Auditing and computer security.
Each Friday I attended college
in one of the unremarkable side buildings. During
lunch break I escaped to the library or went on
reconnaisance trips through the extensive campus.
Some parts of the building are
complex and interconnected. During one of my
strolls I discovered these two doors (T-building,
near room AT27).
They led to a small maze of
tunnels. A part of the maze belongs to the
IT-department. (Why do they always put nerds
underground?). Most doors are locked.
B/W new color
In those days I didn't yet know how to
digitize my video pictures, so I took two
photographs, scanned them on the old B/W scanner
at work, and put these two bleak underground
pictures on the web.
B/W new color
Recently I was looking through some old video
tapes and I realized that I had made a tour of
the campus with the camera. Not only did I have
color pictures, but I had some more sights to
A few more colourful impressions from the underground. Since
these tunnels are publicly accessible I was
afraid of someone coming in and seeing me with my
camera: "Why are you filming here?" -
"Uhh ..." (I still wouldn't know what
Then in another stairway you'll
stumble upon several of these ventilation shafts.
Most of these don't go anywhere. You'll just feel
a lot of wind. But one of these leads to a bigger
Unfortunately - when I found this
opening I only had my video camera, no
flashlight. There are some mysterious
installations in the dark space, but I can't show
them more clearly than this.
Finally I looked for a way to the
roof. There is one, but the door is securely
locked. The only thing you get is a nice view -
through very, very dirty windows. And nice
acoustic effects from the elevator machine room.