Tuesday, September 27, 2011

When the Swiss complete a multimillion franc tunnel, they celebrate in style.



And before anyone drives their cars down the freshly paved road, people come from all over to bike, scoot, walk, skate or just eat a sausage on the new road.



You meet friends about halfway through and stop to talk in the freezing dampness.



And a free ride in a rolling car effectively scares you about what would happen if you were to violate any traffic rules.

15 comments:

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A nice way to celebrate the new tunnel.
Costas

Pam said...

Well its about time, right Alli.. finally finished and no more going around the mountain. I bet everyone is jumping for joy. I remember when you first posted about this tunnel being built.. ever so slowly.

hugs,
Pam

Joe said...

The rolling car looks like fun :).

TexWisGirl said...

what a great 'opening day' tradition! you can keep the rolling car, though!

Judy said...

How neat is that!

Illinois redid some of the toll booths on 94/294...Can you imagine what it would be like if they did this after each one was finished?

Changes in the wind said...

What a great tradition...

Southern Lady said...

Wow, what a way to celebrate! Carla

Meg said...

That is awesome! Except for the rolling car, which looks absolutely terrifying. o.O

Raindrops and Daisies said...

That is a great way to open the tunnel!

Loved the photos Alison.


Fiona x

Out on the prairie said...

What a fun time, i will pass on the rolling ride.Another sandwich please.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Very cool -- I would not be able to get in the *rolling car* however. I have vertigo. :)

Debbie said...

Wow! Such a hoot-a-nanny! That would never happen here. I like that it is still sunny and people are wearing shorts where you're at. I woke to the sound of pouring rain at 4:30 this morning.
Love you!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a great wy to celebrate a roadway. You know this isn't the way it's done in the states, sadly.

Randy said...

Looks like fun. Don't know about the sausage but if there is ice cream I will race anyone to the end.

Dawn said...

That is a wonderful way to do things!!! I wish we did that here. I'd try to be the first to run down the road;)