There are lots of tunnels all over the world, and more are made each and every day. But 99% of them are made from concrete, I wanted to pay homage to that select few that are made from very different and unusual things…
10 – Glass – buckleupbitch.com/the-glass-tunnel-through-the-shark-exhibit-at-sea-world-orlando-florida
Quite a few people reading this would have gone through the glass tunnel at the aquarium, and they never fail to amaze me. Just a shame you can’t have a drive through one!
9 – Seashells – hellotravel.com/stories/mystifying-underground-tunnel-with-million-seashells-shell-grotto
Located in Margate, UK is a Pagan Temple that has a small tunnel made from over 4.6 million seashells! Seems someone spent an awful lot of time at the beach.
8 – Rattan – www.dezeen.com/2013/07/01/rattan-tunnel-at-bacanalia
Made by designers Natalia Ortega Gámez and Jose Thén is a tunnel made from what is normally turned into garden furniture, rattan! Apparently, it took around six weeks but was definitely worth it.
7 – VHS Tape – inhabitat.com/zilvinas-kempinas-gives-us-tunnel-vision-with-his-amazing-tube-made-of-vhs-tape/zilvinas-kempinas-tube-10
This tunnel made by Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas is over 80ft long and made from nothing but old VHS tapes! Now that is cool recycling.
6 – Books – www.dezeen.com/2013/07/01/rattan-tunnel-at-bacanalia
Made from a few thousand books and a LED strip light is this amazing tunnel located at the Last Bookstore, Los Angeles. It would have been amazing if it was all books about tunnels! Sadly it’s not, but still very cool and well worth seeing.
5 – Trees – boredpanda.com/train-love-tunnel-ukraine
This tunnel called the “Tunnel of Love” is located in Ukraine and is made from over three kilometres or trees grown closely together.
4 – Lights – boredpanda.com/led-light-tunnel-japan
Made from over 7 million LED lights it this tunnel located that a Japanese botanical garden. But strangely no light at the end of the tunnel!
3 – Ice – www.extremeiceland.is/en/activity-tours-Iceland/glacier-hiking-Iceland/ice-caves/ice-cave-langjokull
This tunnel that takes you on a tour underneath a glacier is designed to show you how icy rivers work underneath these giant ice blocks. Just remember to wrap up warm.
2 –Tree – www.buzzodd.com/tunnel-through-trees
Located at the Sequoia National Park in California these giant trees are more than big enough to drive a car through making a great tunnel!
1 – Rock – www.shangralafamilyfun.com/tunnels.html
I’m not sure why you would need a tunnel going through a giant rock, but it seems you can if you have the right drilling equipment.