Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nostalgia Below The Streets

Although over twelve years have separated my visits, this place still rings of familiarities.

I first stepped into these tunnels way back in 2003 with a friend who's father had owned a business in the neighborhood.

Although nothing special, there was a sudden sense of calmness that greeted you upon entrance. Perhaps it had to do with the quick transition from commercially-zoned property into the serenity of mother nature.

The winter snows made for incredible scenery, but definitely made the tubes a bit more challenging to navigate than with the dryness of summer.

(Rapidly-flowing waters paired with shallow, icy edges.)

Hundreds, if not thousands of individuals drive across this stream on a daily basis, yet very few will ever stop to embrace it's purity hidden within the urban landscape.

- Jason Unoriginal