Locks of Love
December 9, 2010 8:47 PM Subscribe
posted by HopperFan (38 comments total)
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" (SFW) - not what you might think
Paris, May 2010 : "...the Socialist-run town hall has announced that lovers' growing trend
of sticking cadenas d'amour (love padlocks) to the railings of the Pont des Arts bridge over the Seine linking the Left Bank to the Louvre is defacing the monument and has to stop."
"For decades now a custom has slowly been creeping across the world whereby loving, romantic, and sometimes superstitious couples have decided to write messages on padlocks, attach them to certain landmarks in specific areas
- more often than not railings and fences - and then throw away the key. The practice, as well as symbolising a couple’s unending love for each other, is in some countries thought to bring good luck to a relationship."
Other love padlock sites:
Luzhkov Bridge, Moscow, Russia (alternate view)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia
They are everywhere