Completed in 2000, Norway’s fifteen-mile-long Lærdal Tunnel cuts through a mountain range near the village of Lærdalsøyri. To ease drivers’ claustrophobia and to prevent the underground monotony from lulling motorists to sleep, the tunnel is punctuated with a series of caverns designed to resemble impending daylight:
Since it takes the average driver 20 minutes to travel through the tunnel, special design features were added in order to prevent drivers from falling asleep. The tunnel is thus divided into four different sections that are broken up by “mountain caves.” The mountain caves are 3.7 miles (6 km) apart and each one is equipped with special lighting that gives off the illusion of driving into daylight.
compose a melody or some sort of accompaniment, listen to this track on headphones while you record yourself on your computer/phone/whatever, then send it to me! if you do, i’ll do another post with your track added.
Mackenzie goes home.
Bryan Nash Gill - Woodcuts, 2005-2011
Gill uses recycled lumber, covers it in ink and washi paper, and with his fingers and fingernails presses and scratches the pattern of the tree rings into it until the impression is completely and evenly represented.
They’re lovely, but the amazing thing is how much they look like fingerprints.
You’ve been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequel to your life.