Golden Gate National Recreational Area
Marin County, California
The proper name for this WWII-era tunnel is the Baker-Barry Tunnel. It is how one gets from Sausalito to the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA).
I remember riding in my parents' car through this tunnel as a child, and later driving through it many times myself. I rode my bicycle through this tunnel often, breathing in the damp, cold air, overwhelmed by the echoes of bicycle sounds: the ratcheting freewheel hub, wheels rolling over rough asphalt and splashing through streams that flowed from moss-lined cracks in the old concrete walls.
Always knowing I wanted this shot, I was pleasantly surprised late one night when I realized I was the only car in the tunnel and I had the time to stop, compose, and capture this image. I am very grateful that I have this photograph for myself, and that I am able to share it with others.
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