Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Love Locks

This is a utilitarian padlock. It is attached to the bridge across the canal to the Mailbox.
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I believe this practice started in Paris. It has become the norm for lovers across the world to attach a padlock, with their names engraved on, to the structure of bridges everywhere signifying their eternal love. The key is then tossed into the water. It has become so common they now make padlocks heart shaped for the purpose.

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There are hundreds of them. In Paris there were so many that they affected the stability of the bridge and all had to be removed.

DSCF2748Of course there is always a joker. This is the back of the utility padlock from the first picture!

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Think it started in Rome.