Monday, October 31, 2016

Crystal City Underground

I knew they existed but am just beginning to explore them. "They" are a series of enclosed walkways and tunnels that honeycomb the Crystal City neighborhood.

Billed as an underground mall, the Crystal City shops are connected by wide, well-lit sidewalks (halls?!) that lead to a bakery, an optometrist, a theater ... and more.

Halloween would be a perfect day to write about subterranean walkways -- if only they were creepy, scary, low-ceilinged and cobwebby. They are anything but.

Still, they're odd enough that today's the perfect day to introduce them. The tunnels are one of the funkiest things about my new work 'hood — and the weirdness is welcome!

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