The Tunnel

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

  • People design bridges, they give them grand names and decorate them. Sometimes they become landmarks and destinations in their own right, the subject of photographs and romantic propositions. But I can’t think of a single tunnel that people hold in the same regard. I’ve never been to a tunnel that isn’t entirely utilitarian and forgettable, have you?

    I bet if I asked you to name five famous bridges you could do so quite easily. Naming five tunnels might prove a little more difficult.

    Stand here using Google street view. (Google couldn’t go through the tunnel due to the camera on the top of their car.)