Even if you haven’t biked, walked or four-wheeled it through the Second Street Tunnel in downtown Los Angeles, chances are if you’re one of that small percentage of the population that watches TV or movies you’ve seen it. The tunnel in all its white subway-tiled glory has been featured in countless commercials, television shows and motion pictures.
As I’m sure you know, just a block south is the Second Street Tunnel’s ugly bastard hair-lipped stepsister, the Third Street Tunnel, which certainly doesn’t share anywhere near the same showbiz resume. Dank, dim, narrow and unventilated it’s about as uninviting to anyone outside of an automobile, but between the two accessways it was the perfect choice for last night’s spooky RIDE-Arc group bike ride, and about 100 or so of us brought life and loudness to the deadzone coming through it after visiting Los Angeles’ oldest collection of dead people: East LA’s Evergreen Cemetery and on our way to visit the second oldestL Mid-City’s Angelus-Rosedale.
My Flickr photoset of the evening is here.