defying nature

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Probably about eighteen months ago I mentioned these amazing tunnels
carved into the hillside with farmland still above.ย 

tunnels - 2
Believe there were a couple of teenagers living on this farm doing their HSC [major final school exams] at the time the blasting took place.

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Today I had a driver so I could finally take some photos …
these tunnels are part of a major motorway and we are not allowed to stop.

This is why it’s taken me so long to give you a glimpse
of this major engineering feat.


  1. Wowza! Fascinating! And you captured some great photos!
    Did the driver honk the horn in the tunnel?! I know people who do that! ๐Ÿ˜€
    We have to drive through a tunnel when going to my oncologist’s office (a long drive away from home) and while I like tunnels, when we get right in the center, I’m like “smooth sailing, please” until we get to the other side! HA! ๐Ÿ˜€
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. It’s cool. They have tunnels like this in England, mostly near wales are those I’ve been through. I’ve never realised how amazing it is until now.
    Happy weekend

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  3. I’ve driven through some tunnels like that cut through the mountains. I’m not sure if there was any farms on top though. A mountain is quite a bit of tonnage to support. I like it when I travel some divided state highways and wild flowers have been planted. But that isn’t always the case. Too often the space is just grass that needs mowing.

    From some air travel I’ve seen farms on top of mountains. If I can’t live by an ocean, a farm on a mountain with a natural lake would work ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Thanks, Kate, for mentioning the farm, because that’s so cool (in addition to the tunnels themselves, of course)!

    What a striking contrast – farming, which people have been doing, well, forever, literally conducted atop a monument to modern engineering..

    How sublime (and, a touch unsettling) to set about your typical farming tasks, knowing a major highway pulses beneath your feet! In one perfect contrast, the ancient and the modern.

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