Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ode to the Swiss tunnel.



Down the canyon we drive through on a regular basis, workers are busy (and have been busy for years now) carving tunnels to extend the motorway.



And if you're wondering how the Swiss get around their mountains, the answer is they don't! They go straight through solid rock.



The winding road we take now will be replaced by a fast lane...



and the deep ravines will fall calm and silent as they were thousands of years ago.



If you're asking yourself how I took this picture, think "hanging out the window while hubby sped at 50 miles an hour down a two-lane road with no shoulder." See how devoted I am to this blog?

:)

16 comments:

Ola said...

you are brave! I only once tried to drive in such mountains and it was a distaster - a lot of drivers annoyed behind me why I am so slow and I had a huge fear in my eyes:)Now I am always passive which means that I usually prefer not to look at the road, not mentioning taking pictures:)

Judy said...

I love going through tunnels like those. It seems like some of the Southeastern states like West Virginia have those. Looks like some pretty solid rocks there. Thanks for "risking" your life to get these pictures to us.

texwisgirl said...

brave soul! :) i don't like tunnels much. scary. but i guess i'd get used to it if i had to.

Out on the prairie said...

Hang in there!lovelt shots , I don't take very many while moving.

Changes in the wind said...

How cool it that!!!

Meg said...

Brave! .... Or crazy. ;) We have a little town about 45 minutes from here where the train tracks just go through mountains too. It's funny when you see a long train with it's head out one hole and it's end out the other.

Pam said...

Mz daredevil, I thank your brave devoted sole for doing what you tell your children never to do, just so you can share with us on your blog.

I love seeing the Swiss world around you, Allison.. Thanks!

Hugs,
Pam

Liesl said...

I love tunnels,but those Swiss mountains is not for the faint hearted I think! You are so brave hanging out the window with your camera,I sometimes do the same thing as Cules won't stop every time I need to take a picture!

Marissa ♥ said...

Wow! Fantastic photos and info.

Glad you were able to hang on while taking these photos at 50mph! :)

Canyon Girl said...

Wow! I'm dizzy just sitting here at my computer. You are a brave woman.

Dawn said...

Brave friend- thank you!
Ode to anything Swiss is a delight....especially if we're talking Swiss Cheese;)
Love these tunnels. I wonder if you could bike through them?

Diane AZ said...

Your pictures are great! Remarkable how the Swiss can carve long tunnels right through the solid rock.

Nancy said...

Reminds me of the tunnels they've carved through the Black Hills in South Dakota. Some of them are only one lane and you have to "honk" your horn before you proceed so you don't crash into oncoming traffic.

Be careful taking those photos! :)

Randy said...

What she does for the sake of art **applause, applause**. Your fans love you!

Trisha said...

Get back in that car!!! But I must admit it was worth it for such an amazing shot!

Melanie said...

i stumbled upon this site as i googled Lillie flowers, nd i just wanted to say these pictures are very inspiring. Some take on such a spirit that you can feel the very presence of God with you. Each and every photo is beautiful :).