Friday, October 09, 2009

Bricks! The old sewer spotted!

They haven't dug much deeper in the big hole on the south side of the street, but they did create a plywood box to protect the cables running across Clark street (and parallel to Mont-Royal).

What's really exciting, though, is if you look under the black pipes of cables running north-south, you can see a bit of orange colouring. At first I thought it was just the rusty pipe they had blocked off, but upon closer inspection, it was a semi-circle of neatly stacked bricks that was revealed!

I find that very exciting! It's like they've just peeled back the road to reveal a time capsule almost 100 years old. I really can't wait to see more of it. And look at the quality of the workmanship! That's a fucking brick tunnel built by hand not long after WWI (yes One) and it still looks totally solid. Very cool.


Buzby said...


Unknown said...

Looks like you were right about the construction industry: