Two weeks ago I found myself in New York City again. With luck and a little ingenuity I was able to determine what had caused my trusty Hasselblad to falter during my last trip there. With a new cache of film to take with me and a renewed sense of hope, I ventured back to NYC to visit friends, eat food, and take photos.
One of the stops I’d been itching to rectify from the last trip was into the famed Freedom Tunnel. Fortunately one of my favorite folks, Walter, who had just moved from Oakland to Los Angeles happened to be in New York City the same week I was. We were determined to get into the tunnel. It was Walter’s first time there and he was relying on me to know what to do once there, considering it’s an active Amtrak rail and if they see you, they report you. Trespassing with cameras in New York City isn’t something I’d like to get caught in the act of doing. That said, our trip was well planned, and safe.
The Freedom Tunnel is incredible. For the curious, it’s also where the documentary Dark Days was filmed. I can’t with a good and fair conscience condone other folks go there. It’s dangerous and despite the fact that I’ve spent a decent amount of time on the rails, it’s still highly illegal.
Enjoy a few other snaps from my time above ground.
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