Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.
~ Dara Henderson
Let’s go see what’s in that tunnel, shall we? In case you forgot or you missed it, the tunnel is Rays Hill Tunnel on the Abandoned Turnpike in Pennsylvania.
There is, as you might expect, darkness to be found in the tunnel, but it is short enough that you can clearly see the light at the end once you’ve gone in far enough to have lost some of the daylight streaming in behind you.
You will also find plenty of graffiti in spite of the signs about vandalism. Frankly, I think the tunnels are a great place to practice the art of graffiti. It makes them even more interesting. The preservationists and historians would probably disagree.
Some of the graffiti is easy to see because it’s located at the ends where the light gets in.
Some of it is freaky.
And some of it is farther along in the tunnel where I might not have noticed it if it hadn’t been for M pointing it out to me. He has good eyes.
I don’t often use or appreciate the flash on my camera. This is one time I did both.
Going through the tunnel was a small, but interesting adventure.
Speaking of small adventures, I’m leaving today for another one although I hesitate to call it an adventure since my plan is to not do much of anything. I’m exhausted from traveling and the long list of things that had to be done here on the ranch since we returned. Normally I would take my camera and go explore since I will be in a city I haven’t visited in more than a decade.
I might still do that, but only if I feel like it. I might just hang out in the hotel room and watch the World Cup matches. The weather has been quite hot, and I’ve no desire to go pounding the pavement in the heat and humidity. But you never know. Curiosity or boredom may drive me out there, just to see what’s going on.
A friend described my plans as a hybrid staycation. That sums it up beautifully.
I reckon that’s about it from the inside of the tunnel. Time to find our way out, and back to the present. Thank you for dropping by today. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you again soon!
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂