This is an aerial shot of London's Mail Rail. Decommissioned in 2003, the subterranean network of tunnels remained unused for years until plans were put in place to redevelop the space into a tourist attraction. It's since been scanned in 3D and preserved for posterity.
To read more, and to watch an exclusive video about the Mail Rail, buy the new issue of WIRED, on iPad and iPhone (and, of course, in print, but without the video…) #mailrail#secretlondon#3dscan#royalmail
Did you know that until 2003 the mail moved on underground trains through London? With emails taking over, the line was sadly closed down in 2003. This Summer it reopened as a museum and visitors can take a 15 min journey on the train as part of the experience.
Jerome had been super excited about riding the rail unfortunately ticket sold like hot cakes and we had to wait until now to be able to go. At least this way it turned out to be a Christmas treat and it was well worth the months long wait. Funnily enough he was the only kid on the train. #mailrail#londonlove#trainspotting#goingunderground
While it may not look impressive, this is one of Dec's favourite places on earth - The Postal Museum. And we're about to ride the Mail Rail, which Dec is watching pull into the station, completely riveted. Trains and mail - does my 2 year old have the interests of a 90 year old man?!