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Ukraine’s leafy green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a passageway for trains and lovers

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 9, 2016 @ 1:30 pm In Architecture,Botanical,Design | 6 Comments


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We love seeing natural architecture [2] here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.

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Image via YouTube [3]

The tunnel was made over many years as the passing train molded the trees’ lines. The train turned a luscious piece of woodland into a unique [4] passageway as it traveled back and forth 3 times a day over several years.

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Photo © Oleg Gordienko

In addition to serving as a train route, the tunnel is used by lovers to make a wish – it is said that if they are sincere in their love, their wishes will come true. If you are out and about Ukraine [5], don’t miss this fantastic green passageway [6] – whether you are with a loved one, or on your own.

Via Pijama Surf [7]

Photos © Oleg Gordienko / Amos Chapple / Rex Features, unless otherwise noted


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[1] Bored Panda: http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uuuploads/tunnel-of-love-ukraine/tunnel-of-love-ukraine-4.jpg

[2] natural architecture: http://inhabitat.com/inca-bridge-a-golden-mineral-arch-forms-a-natural-bridge-at-the-foot-of-mount-aconcagua/

[3] YouTube: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8qoB-yAviXg/maxresdefault.jpg

[4] unique: http://inhabitat.com/artist-jaroslaw-koziaras-gigantic-fish-sows-seeds-of-unity-between-poland-and-ukraine/

[5] Ukraine: http://inhabitat.com/ukraines-unusual-friend-house-hotel-is-made-from-clay-reeds-and-wood/

[6] green passageway: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142736/Just-ticket-popping-question-The-romantic-tunnel-love-railway-line-thats-beautiful-leaf.html

[7] Pijama Surf: http://pijamasurf.com/2011/11/vortice-al-paraiso-el-idilico-tunel-de-arboles-en-klevan-ucrania/

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