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Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers
Posted By Ana Lisa On February 6, 2014 @ 5:31 pm In Architecture,Botanical,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 5 Comments
This gorgeous long, leafy tunnel looks like a green dream or a scene from a film - but it can actually be found deep in the forests of Ukraine. Located near the town of Kleven, this luscious green tunnel provides passage for a private train that provides wood to a local factory. Measuring 1.8 miles long, the unusual rail route in Eastern Europe is also a popular spot for lovers' promises.
We love seeing natural architecture  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. 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  passageway as it traveled back and forth 3 times a day over several years.
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 , don’t miss this fantastic green passageway  – whether you are with a loved one, or on your own.
Via Pijama Surf 
Photos © Oleg Gordienko / Amos Chapple / Rex Features
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 natural architecture: http://inhabitat.com/inca-bridge-a-golden-mineral-arch-forms-a-natural-bridge-at-the-foot-of-mount-aconcagua/
 unique: http://inhabitat.com/artist-jaroslaw-koziaras-gigantic-fish-sows-seeds-of-unity-between-poland-and-ukraine/
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 green passageway: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142736/Just-ticket-popping-question-The-romantic-tunnel-love-railway-line-thats-beautiful-leaf.html
 Pijama Surf: http://pijamasurf.com/2011/11/vortice-al-paraiso-el-idilico-tunel-de-arboles-en-klevan-ucrania/
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