Sunday, November 22, 2009

the lights at the MIDDLE of the tunnel

So .. right at the Railrunner Station, at Central Ave and 1st street... there is an overpass for the trains/ underpass for cars on Route 66....
Recently... there has been a project there in the works... which is now completed. I am not sure who did the installation, or who was responsible for getting this done... but BRAVO.
The installation is a series of lights along the solid sidewalls of the brief tunnel, and they rotate colors every few seconds. On the inner walls next to the traffic, are a series of panels with lights behind them. The panels contain translucent enlargements of photos taken years ago.. and feature some well known "hallmark" places in and around the city; such as Memorial Hospital, the Kimo Theatre, etc.
Really really cool. Well worth a leisurely walk through....

*photos by Elaine A. Russell