With Valentine’s Day just over a week away there might not be quite time to organize a romantic trip away. However if you did where would spring to mind? A hand in hand walk down the Champs-Elysees Paris, A no expense spared meal at a Michelin Star restaurant, A moonlight gondola ride in Venice, A relaxing trip to a secluded country spa, or how about……A trip to an old railway line in the Ukraine?
The Tunnel of Love is a beautiful spot near the town of Klevan, in the Ukraine. It is actually a three kilometer section of railway that leads to a fibreboard factory.
This wonderful natural architecture is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure. The train delivers wood to the factory three times a day and in making the repeated journeys the tunnel was formed over many years as the passing train molded the trees’ lines.
The corridor naturally changes colour with the seasons, as it turns from white, to green, to golden brown, and that is one of the reasons it is starting to attract more and more people every year, and don’t worry, as you are allowed to walk on the tracks.
Photographers are arriving for its eye catching avenue pictures that look like something from a movie. However it is proving even more popular to couples who are asked to make a wish when they visit – it is said that if they are sincere in their love, their wishes will come true.
Ok we suspect that the making a wish suggestion might just be a marketing ploy, but being known at the ‘Tunnel Of Love’ is much better and we feel slightly more interesting and exciting than previously having the title of ‘One Of The Most Fascinating Tunnels In The World’.