Take a Stroll in the ‘Tunnel of Love’

Located near the town of Kleven, in the dense forests of eastern Ukraine, this natural tunnel has been formed over many years by a passing train.  The 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) line is actually a private railway that delivers wood to a local fibreboard factory three times a day.

Locals call it the “Tunnel of Love” and find the luscious green pathway perfect for a romantic stroll, photography, and to make a wish together – local tradition says that if a couple is sincere in their love, then there wish will come true.

The real charm occurs in Spring when the deciduous trees lining the railway leaf out to form a brilliant green canopy.  The leafy enclosed arch over the track bursts into a bright green show of arboreous glory.

Aside from all the romantic goop, this is a magnificent example of a transitional space shaped by an unexpected juxtaposition of nature and industry.  Here they are in concert; working together to create a memorable space full of wonder.

Found this gem Via Inhabitat

See also via Pijama Surf, Meridanos, and DailyMail

Photos © Oleg Gordienko / Amos Chapple / Rex Features


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