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Posted on 03/02/2010


Photo taken on February 28, 2010


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Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre
The famous French Louvre is not to be confused with the Australian Louvre which is a set of window slats to let air and light into a building.

This is what this reminds me of though.

The local council commissioned a private company to bore 2 holes under the Brisbane River and allow traffic to pass through for a price. this is called a tollway :-)

They have gone all arty farty at the entrances, and this is a closeup of part of the ceiling at the entrance to the tunnel. The public was allowed to make a once only opportunity to wander through the tunnel on foot prior to the opening to traffic in a few weeks time.

This may well be the only time in my lifetime that I enter the tunnel.

See the next shot for another pessimistic view.

October 2013 update.
Since the tunnel opened, the traffic count never ever reached anywhere near what the business case forecast, and I think the analyst company that did the forecasting is being sued. The forecast was approx 65000 cars per day, and the reality is about 25000.

The company that owned the tunnel has since gone into receivership, and the owners of another new toll tunnel here have since bought the remnants of the cross river tunnel.
To this day, I refuse to pay to use any tollway because car users here already pay a fortune in various taxes and fees, and tolls are a curse on society.

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pajmcb
pajmcb
Great shot!
Lovely picture!

Well Done!!
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J-d Welch
J-d Welch
Brilliant abstract comp !! 8 )
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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent shot Jim ... plus the fact there is far too much funds used for frivolous things ... artwork is fine, with no purpose, it can be such a drain on taxpayers ... mind you, if taxpayers approve, who am I to disagree ... LOL
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Super choice of crop to create such an abstract image. Amazing that this is actually a ceiling!
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