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Sepia Saturday

2015.05W-38

Tunnels are perfect devices for storytelling, seemingly neutral spaces that can lead someone from one world to another. They can also look rather cool and evoke mystery and adventure. The ones I’ve found for Sepia Saturday, though older, have a sci fi vibe to them. I can envision them in Doctor Who or a retro sci fi movie along the lines of Things to Come. To see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here.

Source: Tyne & Wear, Flickr Commons

Source: Tyne & Wear, Flickr Commons

Swiss Guard Tunnel, 1910 Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress

Swiss Guard Tunnel, 1910
Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wendy
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 08:14:51

    I like the photo of the Swiss Guard tunnel.

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  2. gluepot
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 18:07:09

    The machines they use for excavating tunnels these days really do belong in sci-fi movies.

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  3. Nancy
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 20:18:40

    They are lovely tunnels. I love the rhythm and repetition of the images, and I especially like the middle photo, the Swiss Guard Tunnel, looking out from the inside toward the end of the tunnel. That arch is fabulous! I think it helps that it’s in black and white. It gives a feeling of misty mystery.

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  4. La Nightingail
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 23:38:40

    Old rock-faced tunnels are so charming.

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  5. luvviealex
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 04:00:29

    You’ve done very well with some great photos of tunnels.

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  6. Little Nell
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 10:04:20

    The Swiss Guard shot is very well composed.

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  7. Mike Brubaker
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 20:55:37

    Every tunnel needs a light at the end.

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