Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in a tree tunnel on some warm summer evening. Whether they’re formed naturally, accidentally, or with a little help from some patient and talented gardeners, these tree tunnels are sure to enchant anyone lucky enough to walk below their verdant boughs.
Despite how slowly trees grow, they are remarkably receptive to various methods of altering their growth. With strong, persistent and very patient force, trees can be sculpted into a variety of forms. Some of these tree tunnels have been formed and sculpted by careful gardeners to ensure that they conform with their urban surroundings.
A few of the tree tunnels are happy coincidences. The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine, a popular photo spot for married couples, is also part of an operational railway system. The married couples have to schedule their photoshoots behind the times when freight trains are scheduled to pass through. Even unintentionally, these tree tunnels can work their magic on us.
[ABOVE: 1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland]
2. Street in Bonn, Germany:
3. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine:
4. Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan:
5. Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil:
6. Bamboo Path in Kyoto, Japan:
7. Tree Tunnel in Netherlands:
8. Laburnum Tunnel in Bodnant Gardens, UK:
9. Blossom Path (Location Unknown):
10. Maple Tunnel (Location Unknown):
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12. Street in Jerez, Spain:
13. Jacarandas Walk in South Africa:
14. Oak Alley Along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana:
15. The Path Up To the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex:
16. Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae, South Korea:
17. Cypress Tree Tunnel At The Historic Marconi Wireless Station, California:
18. Parque Francisco Alvarado in Costa Rica:
19. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel in Japan:
20. Sakura Tunnel, Japan:
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