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    Posted January 9, 2013 by
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    Your memorable Tube journeys

    Sliding between tunnels

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Venezuelan expat Reynaldo Trombetta loves a specific part of the London Underground system -- its myriad tunnels that get passengers from one section to another (sometimes with a few diversions). "They run through these tunnels very much like blood flows through a human being's veins, not stopping for anyone or anything," he said. "Life for a Londoner is very much life inside a tunnel."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    "In any case, there was only one tunnel, dark and lonely, mine, the tunnel in which I had spent my childhood, my youth, my whole life," wrote Argentinian novelist Ernesto Sábato in The Tunnel. Life for a Londoner is very much life inside a tunnel.

     

    The Tube, as its name suggests, is one amazing collection of interconnected tunnels, and as such the potential for a photographer obsessed with perspective is brilliant.

     

    My favourite station -these days- is Embankment. I go often to the Southbank Centre for work, and instead of getting off at Waterloo, I do it at Embankment and then cross the bridge. I like many things about this station: the beautiful curved perspective of the platform for the Northern line, the almost hidden tunnel I include in the yellowish photograph above, and the hallway that connects the different lines.

     

    I've also included photographs of London Bridge (a bluish and futuristic scene) and Chalk Farm (a shabby looking platform that somehow conveys the quirky beauty of the Tube).

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