Ukraine · Tunnel Of Love
Tunnel of Love is the name given by local people to this fairy-tale track. This gorgeous long, leafy tunnel looks like a green dream or a scene from a film. But it actually is a section of industrial railway located near Klevan, Ukraine, that links it with Orzhevsk Woodworking Factory. It is three to five kilometres in length. The train goes three times a day and delivers wood to the factory. But when the locomotive is not making its daily runs, the tracks have become know as a popular walk way for local and travelling lovers a like.
It is also known for being a favourite place for lovers to take walks, particularly during spring. It is believed that if two people are sincere in their love and cross the tunnel while holding each other’s hands, their wishes will come true. Therefore it becomes one of the most romantic sights in Ukraine which always attracts romantics and honeymooners.
The workers of the plant are not actively using the railway and do not cut the trees they very thickly covered with vegetation. Therefore, branches of trees intertwined to form the walls and ceiling, colourful and neat having generated. The tunnel of trees is so dense it is difficult to see outside from within the structure and the natural light that penetrates the canopy from above makes the space soothingly dark.
Go through this Tunnel of Love extraordinarily beautiful in spring, summer or autumn. Locals say that Tunnel of Love is also very beautiful after a heavy snowfall in winter. Different views can be seen in different seasons and so it is also one of the most photographed places in Ukraine. This wonderful natural architecture is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.