Tunnel of Love in Many Romantic Flavors [35 PICS]

February 12th, 2015 Permalink

If you have love on the brain, then everything can tie back to love; the reality of a place can be tinted by a whimsical and romantic notion that makes a tunnel into a tunnel of love. It was curious to see places that actually are real tunnels of love and what photographers tagged as “tunnel of love.” So tap into your inner romantic, let your imagination run wild and let your heart “see” what the photographers saw. Happy Valentine’s Day! [35 Photos, 3 Videos]

Tunnel of love aka green mile Kleven train tunnel

Again and again people see “tunnels of love” that a less imaginative person, or one not in love, might see only as a tunnel of some sort. However, the leafy green arches over a railway track in Ukraine make up a real Tunnel of Love. Photo #1 by Livincool

Tunnel of Love at Waterloo London England

Yet people are awesome as some can see a Tunnel of Love where others might see only a tunnel like this one at Waterloo in London, England. When photographers believe their shot is a tunnel of love, is that because some are inspired by art? There are numerous songs titled Tunnel of Love, a Bruce Springsteen album and even his music tour, plus a film, a novel, a Broadway play and an amusement park boat ride. Photo #2 by Davide D’Amico

abandoned Eisenbahn tunnel

Whether it’s a matter of being crazy in love, or perhaps ruled by hormones, humans have the tendency to see potential tunnels of love all over the place. This urbex shot of a forgotten pedestrian tunnel has “love” painted on the wall; it would be easy to understand how this could be called a tunnel of love. Photo #3 by Christine Pfeffer

Glowing Tunnel of Love in the Netherlands

Thousands of fluorescent heart-shaped stickers are on the ceiling, walls and pavement of a bicycle tunnel lit only by black-lights. Studio Vollaerszwart in the Netherlands transformed the tunnel into a glowing Tunnel of Love. Photo #4 by Jos Dielis

Eastbourne UK tunnel of love

We found it interesting to see what photographers tag as being a tunnel of love. To the photographer, this Eastbourne UK path was one. Photo #5 by Steve Slater

Tunnel Of Love with heaps of graffiti

In music, Tunnel of Love is a 1980 Dire Straits song; a 1987 Bruce Springsteen album; a title song from the album; a Tunnel of Love Express Tour by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; a 1996 EP by Insane Clown Posse; a 1983 song by Fun Boy and a 2000 song by Westlife. To the photographer, this is a Tunnel Of Love with “heaps of graffiti.” Photo #6 by darkday

Tunnel of Love in Japan

This outdoor path through the blossoming spring trees in Japan was a Tunnel of Love. Can you see it that way too? Photo #7 by Agustin Rafael Reyes

Tunnel of Love in Ohio

This shot from Glen Echo in Clintonville (Columbus) Ohio was dubbed a tunnel of love. For so few places actually named Tunnel of Love, we seem to love the phrase. It’s even seeped into the game Left 4 Dead 2, such as when Ellis says, “I ever tell you about the time my buddy Keith drowned in the Tunnel of Love? You wouldn’t think it could happen ’cause the water’s so shallow, but that’s how it gets you, man. Overconfidence. Keith was with his lady at the time, and he was yellin’ for her to save him, but she didn’t want to get wet.” Photo #8 by plainpaul

Tunnel of love aka bridge in Glasgow Scotland

The photographer was inspired to think this bridge in Glasgow seemed like a tunnel of love. For the Dire Straits, the song Tunnel of Love was inspired by “the fairground at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay.” Mark Knopfler, who wrote the song, lived about 10 miles away from the fair and it “may have been what inspired him to pursue a musical career; he said once that it was the first place he heard rock ‘n’ roll played really loud. It would eventually close, but for a while ‘Tunnel Of Love’ became its unofficial anthem.” Photo #9 by Paul Coyne

Tunnel of love aka construction at Asbury Park in New Jersey

Tunnel of Love? You never know, but to most folks it’s construction at Asbury Park in New Jersey. Photo #10 by Dave Whelan

Capri 1st tunnel of love Faraglioni di Mezzo

This natural rock formation near Capri was called the 1st Tunnel of Love. It’s said that you should kiss your love as you pass under this tunnel of love. Photo #11 by Zachary Brown

Boating through the tunnel of love in the Isle of Capri

Boating through the tunnel of love in the Isle of Capri. The photographer said, “A kiss in the tunnel of love will apparently seal your futures together. Utter bollocks, but fun.” Photo #12 by Will

Tunnel of love by in Arnedillo Spain

Meanwhile in Arnedillo, Spain, the photographer called this shot a tunnel of love. The following are all called The Tunnel of Love: a 1954 novel by Peter De Vries; a 1958 film starring Doris Day; a 1957 Broadway play by De Vries and Joseph Fields that was the basis for the film. Even Alfred Hitchcock included a shadowy “Tunnel of Love” scene in his 1951 film Strangers on a Train. Photo #13 by Manuel Fernandez

Tunnel of Love Hartland covered bridge in New Brunswick, Canada

Hartland covered bridge in New Brunswick, Canada, is the longest covered bridge. At 1,283 ft (391 m) long, it may have been used as a tunnel of love more than once. Springsteen’s “song notes that it is all too easy for two people to lose each other on the ‘funhouse ride’ of marriage,” noted Wikipedia. “The singer feels that marriage should be simple (‘man meets woman and they fall in love’), but recognizes that along the way the ride can become difficult and unpredictable.” Photo #14 by Dennis Jarvic

Tunnel of Love at Adelaide Botanic Gardens

At the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in Australia, the photographer thought this looked like a tunnel of love. One person’s tunnel may be the next person’s love tunnel; in the same way J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired to see the mossy ancient forest Puzzlewood as Middle Earth for The Lord of the Rings and photographers are inspired to see the woods as scary as Brothers Grimm’s broken fairy tales. Photo #15 by StephenMitchell

Tunnel of Love in Illinois

This tunnel of love is under Rt 25 at the Batavia Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path. And to think, some folks say romance is dead. ;-p Photo #16 by Steve Krave

Rochdale Canal, Manchester Tunnel of Love

Why is this Rochdale Canal path in Manchester UK considered a tunnel of love? The photographer noted, “Syringes and condoms litter this tunnel just outside the city center.” Photo #17 by andy lapham

Tunnel of Love on The Strip, Las Vegas

“Tunnel of Love” on The Strip in Las Vegas. Did you know? Songfacts: Regarding Springsteen’s song Tunnel of Love, it was “one of the last songs recorded for Tunnel Of Love,” and he liked the title enough to use it as the name of the album. He “was inspired by the amusement rides on the boardwalk of Asbury Park, New Jersey, where Springsteen hung out and gigged growing up. He used the ‘Tunnel Of Love’ ride as a metaphor for the ups and downs of a relationship. The amusement park that helped inspire this is over 100 years old. It is in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.” Photo #18 by Thomas Hawk

Tunnel of Love at Kijkduin Fortress, Den Helder

Kijkduin Fortress, a seaside Napoleonic fort near the city of Den Helderin the Netherlands, was called a tunnel of love by the photographer. Photo #19 by Mike Bing

Wisteria tunnel in Japan

Tunnel of Love created by gorgeous wisteria during spring in Japan at Kawachi Fuji Gardens. According to the book Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream, Bruce Springsteen said he responded to the “hype generated by Born in the USA with Tunnel of Love, a subdued mediation on marriage and romance haunted by characters filled with self-doubt.” He “hoped the somber, introspective mood of Tunnel of Love would lead his audience to question his status as a heroic and flawless cultural icon.” Photo #20 by Binary cse

Would-be tunnel of love

Would-be tunnel of love. Photo #21 by Tim Daniels

Tunnel of Love design

Tunnel of Love, 3D graphic design. Want to take a ride through it with a special someone? In the 19th century, between 1880 and 1900, there were dark boat rides at amusement parks; they were known as a Tunnel of love ride. Wikipedia explained, “In its earliest incarnations, riders were taken by two-passenger boats through dark passages. There were two major themes: a relaxing romantic ride encouraging the couple to cuddle, or a spooky horror ride encouraging the couple to cling to one another. The darkness provided a degree of privacy and the frightening scenes offered a socially acceptable ‘excuse’ for the physical contact at a time when public affection or even holding hands was considered inappropriate. With the development of other socially acceptable opportunities and less stigma for unmarried couples to engage in physical contact, these rides have became less popular and were either re-themed into children’s attractions or torn down completely.” Photo #22 by Jamie Durrant

Tunnel of Love in Madrid

It’s not rocket science to understand how love in a Madrid tunnel makes it a tunnel of love. Photo #23 by Chema Mínguez

Tunnel of Love at House on the Rock

This shot is of a miniature Tunnel of Love at House on the Rock. Did you know? Disney’s It’s a Small World ride is a type of river cave ride, a ride that is also called a Tunnel of Love. Photo #24 by cjggbella

Pink Cadilac in the drive-thru tunnel of love wedding chapel

This real “tunnel of love” is also a drive-thru for a wedding chapel. Little White Chapel, where else but Las Vegas? Famous couples married in the drive-thru tunnel of love include: Michael Jordan, Bruce Willis & Demi Moore, Joan Collins & Peter Holms, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra & Mia Farrow, Silvester Stalone renewed vows here and Mickey Roomey had 2 weddings here. Photo #25 by ninniane & #26 by greg lilly

Tunnel of Love Zoolights in Alberta

Lighted Tunnel of Love at the Calgary Zoo in Alberta. Photo #27 by Jerry Bowley

The Tunnel of Love, near Klevan, Rivnenskyi raion

Back to the most famous and romantic Tunnel of Love, which is located about 4 miles from the city of Klevan, Ukraine, and Tsumanska Pushcha National Park. Photo #28 by Myroslava Rakovets

Tunnel of Love at Tsumanska Pushcha National Park

This section of green tunnel through the forest is only 1.86 miles (3 kilometers) long, but it’s a favorite spot for lovers as couples come here to make a wish…as romantic legend goes like this: if they are sincere in their love then their wish will come true. Photo #29 by serhei

Ukraine tunnel of love natural heritage site

The reality of this tunnel is less romantic since a train uses the old railway line three times a day to deliver wood and raw materials to factories. The rest of the time, however, it is a popular places with tourists who can’t pass up the opportunity for a romantic walk through the Tunnel of Love. Photo #30 by Serhei & #31 by SvetaBerry

Green Mile Tunnel aka Tunnel of Love

Green Mile Tunnel aka Tunnel of Love. Photo #32 by Serhei

Tunnel of love Ukraine

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it,” ~ quote by Ivan Panin. Photo #33 by iSavoch

Autumn Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love straight out of a technicolored fairy tale. Photo #34 by lagidnyj via Wikimapia

Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love. Video #1 by Bruce Springsteen VEVO

Tunnel of Love by Dire Straits. Video #2 by Dire Straits via nightowl2244

Tunnel of Love – Cyanide & Happiness Shorts. Video #3 by ExplosmEntertainment

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