This is the the Tanbark Ridge tunnel, a few miles north of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Via the magic of Photoshop, a car on the left and a car on the right have been disappeared, leaving only the pristine loveliness of nature for your lunchtime relaxation.

May 9, 2019 — Near Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

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