Friday

(Pad)Locks of Love



How Have I not heard about this before? Perhaps because the tradition of couples writing their initials on padlocks and locking them in public spaces (afterward, throwing away the keys) is most pervasive in Europe and China. At any rate, I'm all for traditions that celebrate love on this planet, so I'm for it.

The whole story and many more pics can be found at: Web Urbanist

9 comments:

  1. Oh is that what I saw in Rome? That was the first time I had seen it, and I'm in the UK. It was on the fence and gate of a little church, it looked really cool, and we took a photo, but had no idea why they were there :)

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  2. Okay, Paul, now you've infected the US.

    Cool! I have to add a lock of love!

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  3. Yeah, we should totally have that here. Why didn't we think of this first?

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  4. Couldn't you imagine trying to clean that off? At least graffiti can be washed or painted over...

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  5. We saw those on bridges in Italy. I thought it was so cool! And so romantic.

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  6. Anonymous - Many cities now have designated walls or areas for the locks. Now stop being an enemy of love! :-)

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  7. In Osaka, on top of the Floating Garden Observatory (173m high with a spectacular view of the city (when it's not misty and raining like it was when we were there)), you can buy pink heart-shaped locks, have them engraved and leave them on the specifically designated racks.
    Somehow, that didn't seem very romantic at all to me.

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  8. I am from a small town in the middle of Nevada called Lovelock, they do the same thing there. Locking your love...I think I would keep a key, you know, just in case....

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