Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tunnel vision

Campbell Street runs beneath a 1926 viaduct for the Sydney subway between Central Station (to the left) and Town Hall station (to the right). Just a few hundred metres to the right here, the lines go underground in the form of what is known as the City Circle. I think it fair to say that this is a 'gritty' part of town.

13 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Those "scratches" on the ceiling look like sparks of energy- adding to an interstuing phot, It's always great to see the gritty side of a place, as well as the tourist attractions! Thanks Julie!

Chrissy
http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

Thérèse said...

Tunnel vision = panic vision for me :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

I can drive through a tunnel, but I'm very nervous about walking through one unless it is brightly lit and I have a good reason for being there.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love the juxtaposition of these two shots with a hint of mystery... as if the two walkers just vanished!

Bises,
Genie

Luis Gomez said...

Love these images!

brattcat said...

The gents in the top shot don't look particularly gritty.

J Bar said...

I think "gritty" is a fair assessment.

Bob Crowe said...

I particularly like the first picture, with all the symbols of personal separation. Contemporary urban life.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now I'm curious to know what actually did make those intriguing marks across the curve of the tunnel??

Julie said...

Grace - I think the marks is water seeping through from the structure above and trickling down the curvature of the tunnel. Rather than soil, however, I suspect the colouring to be rust.

Mark said...

I love gritty parts of town! Great shots

Joan Elizabeth said...

Tunnelly subway things tend to be gritty in any part of town. The lighting it out on ours at the moment ... very dark and gloomy, must be scaring the older folk dreadfully so I hope they fix the lights soon.

Jilly said...

Super shots. First one is fabulous. Just love that they walk in opposite directions and we have those two arrows and that cone in the middle. too many rules for the brain to take in...