Project: Mapping out the MoL Bunker

I know I've been kind of bad about replying to comments over the last week or so, but I've been a bit preoccupied with a project--a slightly insane project, I must confess, but one that might prove useful. It's not done yet, but it's getting close enough that I feel like it's worth sharing: Bunker Blueprints is a website dedicated entirely to documenting the interior of the MoL bunker, with the final intent of mapping out as much of the labyrinthine hallway complex surrounding the archives and bedrooms as is possible. It's probably mostly not, but I figure I'll give it a solid go and see how far that gets us.

A few of the completed rooms that I'm particularly pleased with:At the moment there are five additional pages planned, as well as an update to the text on the home page:

  1. The war/map room

  2. The library

  3. Dean's bedroom

  4. The Portsmouth chapterhouse seen in 13.17, "The Thing"

  5. The final impossible task of mapping out the hallways themselves

The only thing I'm dissatisfied with about this so far is how badly the upload process seems to degrade the screen caps I've been working with. The versions saved on my computer look great, but they're terribly pixelated once I put them up on the website. Not sure if this is some kind of throttling by WordPress on their free websites, but it's something I'll worry about down the line. First thing is just to finish getting the site built.

If you want to know when updates happen, there's an option at the bottom of the website menu to subscribe by email--that's probably the best way to do it.

Hope you all enjoy!

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Oh yes--as I acknowledge on the site's homepage, those floorplans have been very helpful. Though I'll be going a step further and visually documenting the various routes we see the characters take from room to room.
Awesome site! I'm going to link to it on the page of drawings I put up.

My guess as to why there's a pedestal sink in the kitchen - to wash your hands before handling food. The big sink is probably dedicated to washing dishes, and then cooks/diners, were expected to use the small sink by the door to wash their hands both before and after food prep.
That would make sense--guess I'm just used to standard home-kitchen layouts where one sink serves all functions.

And thanks for the link! I made sure to include one on the site to your page, as it really was helpful in sorting out some of this stuff.
You and hells_half_acre are heroes, seriously. Thanks so much for doing all this fab research!
Well, I'm working on a fic where the bunker features pretty heavily, and as I started piecing things together for my own use, I figured, "why not make a publicly-shareable resource?"

It's been a lot of fun, aside from the bits that nearly drove me mad trying to sort out. ;)
Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out, aside from WordPress pixelating some of the screen caps.