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ooh- where is that and what is the story?
it’s a bridge in berlin, and they are love locks. they started appearing across europe in the 2000’s. it’s a custom where sweethearts engrave a heart and attach to a public gate or fence.
What a fab idea, not come across it before!
Looks awesome …wonder what the story is behind it 😉
love locks left behind by sweet hearts. this bridge is in berlin and i don’t know the story behind why they have appeared here i’m trying to find out though!
Wow that’s a lot of locks, what is that?
a fence of lurve……
Love this. I’ve heard of it before, I think there are ones like this in Paris and Dublin too. x
they are all over the place some really gorgeous stories behind some too. there’s a bridge in serbia, now named the bridge of love. story goes back to before world war II. a local schoolmistress had fallen in love with a serbian officer. he was sent to war in greece, where in fell for a local woman from corfu. the schoolmistress broke their engagement and she never recovered from and died of heart break.young local girls wanted to protect their own loves, so they started engraving their names together with their loved ones on padlocks and affixed them to the railings of the bridge where the school mistress and her officer used to meet.
I’ve heard about this but never seen it myself!
from what I’ve googled they are quite a global phenomenon!
I’ve seen the bridge in Paris, didn’t realise there were others though!
all over the place, some cities have built purpose structures for people to padlock to. Moscow has a bridge full of trees with love locks on them. Really gorgeous.
Great picture. I have heard about these but it would be great to actually go and see them.
i’d seen the one that had been started in east london but it was lovely to stumble across this one which is in it’s infancy in berlin.
I’ve seen something on tv recently where they left locks on a bridge. Can’t remember the film though. I thought at the time what a lovely thing to do.
google the love lock trees in russia and they are amazing!
Oh yes I have seen these in Italy. Great angle for the photo.
is it the one in rome on the ponte milvio? apparently the italian author federico moccia wrote about this ritual in his book i want you, and they started appearing on the posts. i think i want a padlock for me and my boys x
Love it! Absolutely love it.
makes you want make one and find the nearest fence doesn’t it.
really lovely picture 🙂
heart warming isn’t it?
Oh I like this very very much – I love the idea. Did you add your own lock?
no didn’t get a chance to, I was only on a day trip, however plan to make one for the London version very very soon
Love this idea – saw it on a bridge in Cologne a couple of years ago.
let’s all do it, a big love blogs bridge!
Lovely photo. I think it is a touching tribute – thanks for sharing. I’d read somewhere that they were actually going to remove the padlocks on the Ponte Milvio to take care of the bridge.
Oh no that’s really sad hope they find another solution
So simple but so effective – LOVE it! 🙂
Fabulous isn’t it, I’m going to join the love lock gang too!
Locks of Love… Very relevant for this week! 🙂 Hope you had fun in Berlin? 🙂
bit of a mad rushed day wished i could have stayed longer, maybe next time x
That’s a great photo and I love the story behind it, I’ve never seen anything like that before.