Friday, 2 September 2011

On the streets, Berlin


We're beginning to see images as above happening more and more in Europe.  Lovers attaching their padlocks to bridges and throw the keys in the river.  Eventually, of course as we mentioned previously with the Ponte Milvio bridge in Rome where we first saw this,  some of the posts were so heavy with padlocks that its posts have collapsed.  Anyway, it seems that this will eventually be illegal because of the damage of attaching these locks do to historical bridges.  We're just wondered what our descendants will make of the hundreds of keys that must be on the riverbeds of these European rivers.

1 comment:

  1. Jonathan, this seems terribly romantic. What's the message that lovers are sending though by padlocking a lock to the bridge and throwing away the key? What's the significance? Do tell! It seems romantic but also that it could be destroying historic bridges. Not good. Thanks for a fascinating post, as always!

    -Heather
    retaildesigndiva.blogs.com

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