Friday, September 19, 2008
Light in the middle of the tunnel
Yes, OK, it's not great, but I was amazed it came out at all. Our light in Braunston Tunnel, oh so long ago back in early August and hopefully pointing downwards and to the right in the proper fashion. Where I was sitting behind the light, I recall, it was actually pitch black. I asked Baz to fetch the camera and groped for it in the dark, balancing it, I think on the milk churn which usually provides the seat for the searchlight operator.
I like tunnels. You can be alone with your thoughts in them; communication is all but impossible and it's a kind of sensory deprivation experience. But also, they can't have changed as much as everything else, so it's a link with the past too.