Game of Thrones fans are reportedly flocking to a tunnel under the Greensborough Bypass to recreate popular scenes from the award-winning TV show. The tunnel, which connects pedestrians between Watsonia North and Greensborough, is said to have direct parallels with the tunnel that runs under “The Wall” in Game of Thrones.
According to local GOT fan, Trent Walters, “The scenes where the members of the Night’s Watch walk through the tunnel to go beyond The Wall are some of the most poignant scenes in the whole series. And it looks like The Wall is about to come crashing down, so nostalgia levels are high ahead of the new series.
“And going north to Greensborough can be quite similar to going beyond the wall from the relative safety of Watsonia North. So a few of us have been meeting at the tunnel, dressing up in full costume, and recreating some of those scenes. It’s been sick. There’s a real heavy atmosphere in that tunnel at night.”
This GOT connection is not the first time Watsonia has been linked to the hit show, with reports that a bona fide George R. R. Martin, author of the books behind the series, is regularly seen visiting the Watsonia Road retail district. Fans of the show were known to approach the lookalike to ask him how the latest instalment of the series is coming along. While the man always tells these fans he isn’t actually George R. R. Martin, that’s exactly the kind of thing a reclusive author would say if he was trying to hide away from the world isn’t it…