Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tunnel bound

An old blue beast rumbles west toward Havana, eventually reaching the tunnel entrance and then passing under the Bay of Havana.





6 comments:

The Resistance said...

Happy New Year, Tracey!

Mr. Obama: Tear Down That Blockade!

alongthemalecon said...

Gracias! Feliz Año Nuevo!

Unknown said...

my father took me to cross it the night when it was opened. it was amazing like a symbol of a new era but ...in the wrong way. nobody knows how it's still there

alongthemalecon said...

Yeah, that tunnel is something else, a real feat of engineering. I wrote about that in 2009:

http://alongthemalecon.blogspot.com/2009/01/el-tnel-one-of-seven-wonders-of-cuban.html

http://alongthemalecon.blogspot.com/2009/09/cuba-so-close-yet-so-far-away.html

Brrr said...

I'm trying to remember what pedestrian access is like for the tunnel. We were on a bus, so we didn't get a great look at it. Looking at the images, it looks like if you don't have a vehicle, you have to go all the way around the bay. Are bicycles allowed in the tunnel?

alongthemalecon said...

I believe there are special busses that shuttle bicycle riders - and their bikes - through the tunnel. At least, that's how it used to work. I don't think pedestrians are allowed to walk through.