Saturday, August 28, 2010

(Day 240) There IS light at the end of the tunnel

Yes, literally!

I've walked around this area before, when we were in town, but either didn't have my camera with me or the time wasn't opportune to make some photos. Today I deliberately went here.

'Here' is the railway tunnel, the first of its kind in Canada, that runs for over 525m/1,700' under the town of Brockville, Ontario, including city hall! And surprisingly, it was in use until the 1970's, having first been used in 1860.

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visitors can enter the first 25m/85' of the tunnel
















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the remainder of the tunnel is inaccessible - note that the tracks have been removed. The pinprick of light in the centre is the far end (north)
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BUT, there IS light at the (south) end of the tunnel ! ... and it's NOT a train !

23 comments:

becky said...

Interesting history, Rick, & very cool photos.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Fantastic photos and amazing place

teca said...

WOW! What wonderful pictures, Rick! A place mysteriously interesting ...

Kisses.

Rick said...

@becky - thanks Becky - it's a 'cool' place too - literally ;-)

Rick said...

@Lisa RedWillow - thank you Lisa! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Rick said...

@teca - yes, mysterious behind the gate that kept me from going further, beyond where my camera could 'see'. Thank you teca - a wonderful weekend.

Beijos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is an amazing sight.I think I would feel claustrophobic going in there.
Blessings,Ruth

Roberto M. Alves said...

The details on the ceilings and walls are fantastic. Textures are very beautiful.

Greetings from Roberto

joey said...

I so love that you live with your camera near, Rick. These are great photos!

Karen said...

I'm feeling the walls caving in. I don't think I could walk very far down that tunnel. Some great and interesting shots.

darlin said...

Walking through this tunnel would be like living in the sky, no ty! It's interesting that this tunnel was used for so many years, they sure don't build things like they used to!

Once again Rick, fantastic shots and I love how you captured the light at the end of the tunnel. Have a fantastic Sunday!

Krista said...

These are some really neat shots! I don't think I would feel very comfortable in there; so I am extra glad that you went and made photographs so I could see it, too. Thank you! :o)

imac said...

Magic Rick.

CherylK said...

These photos are absolutely awesome, Rick!! I especially love the perspective of the first shot...you really nailed it!

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - the ceiling's fairly high so it doesn't feel claustrophobic. And the front part is lit by the sun. You'd enjoy seeing it if you came here.

Thanks for stopping by Ruth!

Rick said...

@Roberto M. Alves - thank you very much Roberto! I didn't have my tripod but managed to hold the camera tightly against the gate to shoot into the dark of the tunnel.

Rick said...

@joey - thanks joey - I keep trying to remember - ABC!

Rick said...

@Karen - it's not as bad as it looks - just keep focused on the end ;-)

Thanks for stopping by Karen.

Rick said...

@darlin - I'm not one for tight (or high) spaces myself, but it wasn't that bad in here - you can only walk in for 25m.

Thanks Darlene - I hope your Sunday was as great as mine !

Rick said...

@Krista - oh, you could take Jimmy in there with you and you'd be just fine! ;-)

Hope your weekend was great !

Thanks Krista !

Rick said...

@imac - thank you mac ! Have a great week!

Rick said...

@CherylK - thank you Cheryl!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

I love all the patterns created. Really interesting captures.