The Channel Tunnel

Tuesday, 28th June 2005 by

Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer visible on Google Earth or Google Maps.

The Channel Tunnel (or "Chunnel" as it's often called) is a 23-mile underwater crossing of the English Channel. The trains go underground here, with the train loading terminal just to the west. There's also a large horse etched into the hill alongside.

The French side of the tunnel at Calais is not in high-resolution but you can still make out the trainlines.

The thumbnail shot is of one of the boring machines used to dig the tunnel, apparently there's a big "FOR SALE, ONE CAREFUL OWNER" sign alongside it.

Thanks: Michael Davis, Richard Peat, Mr.Tea, Winchester, David Patrick, Ben Singleton, DarrenW, Sarah, Matthew Pettitt, Giles Turnbull, Callum, Cynthia Kraft