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  • It's hard to imagine, but underneath many Amsterdam bridges, you'll find these gigantic basements. They're called 'bascule chambers' and are needed to lift the heavy bridge for passing water traffic. This bascule chamber is most likely of 306 - Beltbrug or 307 - Wiegbrug and was photographed in the 1930s. You don't want to be here when the bridge opens!⁠
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#sweetshotel #sweetshotelamsterdam #1hotel28bridgehouses #dreambigsleeptiny #mindblown #basculechamber #basculebasement #basculekamer #bridgeconstruction #amsterdambridges #bridgehouse #brugwachtershuisje #1930s #historyofamsterdam #factsaboutamsterdam #amsterdamfacts #amsterdamcanals #canalsofamsterdam #oldpicture #wiegbrug #beltbrug #uniquehotels #unusualhotels #uniekeslaapplekken #uniekehotels #bijzonderovernachten
  • It's hard to imagine, but underneath many Amsterdam bridges, you'll find these gigantic basements. They're called 'bascule chambers' and are needed to lift the heavy bridge for passing water traffic. This bascule chamber is most likely of 306 - Beltbrug or 307 - Wiegbrug and was photographed in the 1930s. You don't want to be here when the bridge opens!⁠



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    #sweetshotel #sweetshotelamsterdam #1hotel28bridgehouses #dreambigsleeptiny #mindblown #basculechamber #basculebasement #basculekamer #bridgeconstruction #amsterdambridges #bridgehouse #brugwachtershuisje #1930s #historyofamsterdam #factsaboutamsterdam #amsterdamfacts #amsterdamcanals #canalsofamsterdam #oldpicture #wiegbrug #beltbrug #uniquehotels #unusualhotels #uniekeslaapplekken #uniekehotels #bijzonderovernachten

  •  72  2  16 June, 2020
  • 3 years ago 😱

This makes me smile so much!! That was my first taste of the magic of being under the water and I had no idea it would eventually come back to me and transform my life a year and a half later! 💙

I was chosen to be part of a project with @guildhallschool called Terra Incognita, an art installation shown in the hidden Bascule Chamber of The Tower Of London. It was my first experience of breath holding, and understanding how to sink to the bottom, suspend myself mid water, or float on the surface, whilst trying to look natural, and working with others performers in the water I'd never met before! 💦

Thank you so much for the opportunity and to the team at Aqua Theatre for their introductory coaching.....I remember being so excited and overwhelmed I could stay under for 30 seconds......😂 Now look at me!

My only regret is not getting a chance to see the final installation or the footage that came from of it. Maybe one day it will resurface on a "This Is Your Life" moment!

#timehop #castingcall #performer #actor #underwaterworld #underwaterphoto #underwater #underwatermodel #underwatermodelling #underwaterart #water #breathhold #mermaid #human #realmermaid #mermaidlife #lifecomesbackaround #guildhallschool #guildhallschoolofmusicanddrama #art #artinstallation #toweroflondon #basculechamber #terraincognita #studentproject #first #firsttimeforeverything #future #meanttobe
  • 3 years ago 😱

    This makes me smile so much!! That was my first taste of the magic of being under the water and I had no idea it would eventually come back to me and transform my life a year and a half later! 💙

    I was chosen to be part of a project with @guildhallschool called Terra Incognita, an art installation shown in the hidden Bascule Chamber of The Tower Of London. It was my first experience of breath holding, and understanding how to sink to the bottom, suspend myself mid water, or float on the surface, whilst trying to look natural, and working with others performers in the water I'd never met before! 💦

    Thank you so much for the opportunity and to the team at Aqua Theatre for their introductory coaching.....I remember being so excited and overwhelmed I could stay under for 30 seconds......😂 Now look at me!

    My only regret is not getting a chance to see the final installation or the footage that came from of it. Maybe one day it will resurface on a "This Is Your Life" moment!

    #timehop #castingcall #performer #actor #underwaterworld #underwaterphoto #underwater #underwatermodel #underwatermodelling #underwaterart #water #breathhold #mermaid #human #realmermaid #mermaidlife #lifecomesbackaround #guildhallschool #guildhallschoolofmusicanddrama #art #artinstallation #toweroflondon #basculechamber #terraincognita #studentproject #first #firsttimeforeverything #future #meanttobe

  •  49  6  26 January, 2020
  • One of the gazillion things I love about London is the fantastic mix of cultural events and the incredible places to see them.
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These images and video are from the #basculechamber concerts in the cavernous space under @towerbridge . This is the huge space under the Thames filled by the counterweight when the bridge opens.
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We were treated to a talk by architecture historian #dancruickshank followed by some music from music ensemble  #apartmenthouse , a spoken word performance from @birdspeed , and 
Alex Ho’s new percussion  performed by Fiona Foo Pui-Yee, using found objects from the Thames.
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The acoustics down there are incredible, it's like being inside a @bose
speaker. Check it out next year, the event is part of the @totallythames . It's magical.
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My next art exhibition:

Sept 26-29 @affordableartfairnyc with @degreeart .
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#secretlondon #totallythames2019 #towerbridge #londonmusic #lovelondon #london #londonartist #affordableartfairny #degreeart #aluminiumart #artistoninstagram
  • One of the gazillion things I love about London is the fantastic mix of cultural events and the incredible places to see them.
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    These images and video are from the #basculechamber concerts in the cavernous space under @towerbridge . This is the huge space under the Thames filled by the counterweight when the bridge opens.
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    We were treated to a talk by architecture historian #dancruickshank followed by some music from music ensemble  #apartmenthouse , a spoken word performance from @birdspeed , and
    Alex Ho’s new percussion performed by Fiona Foo Pui-Yee, using found objects from the Thames.
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    The acoustics down there are incredible, it's like being inside a @bose
    speaker. Check it out next year, the event is part of the @totallythames . It's magical.
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    My next art exhibition:

    Sept 26-29 @affordableartfairnyc with @degreeart .
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    #secretlondon #totallythames2019 #towerbridge #londonmusic #lovelondon #london #londonartist #affordableartfairny #degreeart #aluminiumart #artistoninstagram

  •  37  3  23 September, 2019
  • Discovering subterranean spaces beneath the Thames #BasculeChamber
  • Discovering subterranean spaces beneath the Thames #BasculeChamber

  •  11  0  21 September, 2019
  • What an incredible venue this was underneath Tower Bridge for a bit of plainchant and modern polyphony #basculechamber
  • What an incredible venue this was underneath Tower Bridge for a bit of plainchant and modern polyphony #basculechamber

  •  15  0  23 September, 2018
  • Despite the constant dripping of water,  recordings of Tower Bridge creakng open and traffic crossing above, the #basculechamber subterranean concert today was incredible, only in #London
  • Despite the constant dripping of water, recordings of Tower Bridge creakng open and traffic crossing above, the #basculechamber subterranean concert today was incredible, only in #London

  •  4  0  22 September, 2018
  • Saturday day out. Guided tour round Tower Bridge then concert in the bascule chamber underneath the river and where the bridge opens. Great to see hidden parts of London.
  • Saturday day out. Guided tour round Tower Bridge then concert in the bascule chamber underneath the river and where the bridge opens. Great to see hidden parts of London.

  •  14  2  22 September, 2018
  • Bascule chamber
21 September 2018
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Well that was an interesting way to spend a Friday evening - deep down under the river Thames in the bascule chambers of Tower Bridge listening to music and poetry. You could hear the sound of the traffic going over above and drops of water falling on us reminded us of where we were. Amazing to see the mechanism that lifts the bridge to let boats go underneath. Well worth going if you get a chance.
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#london #riverthames #totallythames #basculechamber #basculechamberconcert #underthethames #thisislondon #music #poetry #lookingup
  • Bascule chamber
    21 September 2018
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    Well that was an interesting way to spend a Friday evening - deep down under the river Thames in the bascule chambers of Tower Bridge listening to music and poetry. You could hear the sound of the traffic going over above and drops of water falling on us reminded us of where we were. Amazing to see the mechanism that lifts the bridge to let boats go underneath. Well worth going if you get a chance.
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    #london #riverthames #totallythames #basculechamber #basculechamberconcert #underthethames #thisislondon #music #poetry #lookingup

  •  22  0  21 September, 2018
  • Pretty crazy to have a gig scheduled to the venue roof being tipped into the space you’ve been in #towerbridge #basculechamber
  • Pretty crazy to have a gig scheduled to the venue roof being tipped into the space you’ve been in #towerbridge #basculechamber

  •  38  1  21 September, 2018

Top #basculechamber Posts

  • It's hard to imagine, but underneath many Amsterdam bridges, you'll find these gigantic basements. They're called 'bascule chambers' and are needed to lift the heavy bridge for passing water traffic. This bascule chamber is most likely of 306 - Beltbrug or 307 - Wiegbrug and was photographed in the 1930s. You don't want to be here when the bridge opens!⁠
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________⁠
#sweetshotel #sweetshotelamsterdam #1hotel28bridgehouses #dreambigsleeptiny #mindblown #basculechamber #basculebasement #basculekamer #bridgeconstruction #amsterdambridges #bridgehouse #brugwachtershuisje #1930s #historyofamsterdam #factsaboutamsterdam #amsterdamfacts #amsterdamcanals #canalsofamsterdam #oldpicture #wiegbrug #beltbrug #uniquehotels #unusualhotels #uniekeslaapplekken #uniekehotels #bijzonderovernachten
  • It's hard to imagine, but underneath many Amsterdam bridges, you'll find these gigantic basements. They're called 'bascule chambers' and are needed to lift the heavy bridge for passing water traffic. This bascule chamber is most likely of 306 - Beltbrug or 307 - Wiegbrug and was photographed in the 1930s. You don't want to be here when the bridge opens!⁠



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    #sweetshotel #sweetshotelamsterdam #1hotel28bridgehouses #dreambigsleeptiny #mindblown #basculechamber #basculebasement #basculekamer #bridgeconstruction #amsterdambridges #bridgehouse #brugwachtershuisje #1930s #historyofamsterdam #factsaboutamsterdam #amsterdamfacts #amsterdamcanals #canalsofamsterdam #oldpicture #wiegbrug #beltbrug #uniquehotels #unusualhotels #uniekeslaapplekken #uniekehotels #bijzonderovernachten

  •  72  2  16 June, 2020
  • Saturday day out. Guided tour round Tower Bridge then concert in the bascule chamber underneath the river and where the bridge opens. Great to see hidden parts of London.
  • Saturday day out. Guided tour round Tower Bridge then concert in the bascule chamber underneath the river and where the bridge opens. Great to see hidden parts of London.

  •  14  2  22 September, 2018