Love Padlocks

Rome – The lamp poles on Ponte Milvio can’t take much more love!

China – Almost every metal chain-link or pole in Mount Huang has been adorned with padlocks.

Russia – ‘Trees of Love’ with padlocks placed by newlyweds are seen across Luzhkov bridge in downtown Moscow.

Hungary – From the 1980’s, lovers in the centre of the southern Hungarian city of Pécs have proclaiming their love with locks.

Sweethearts around the world are fixing padlocks to fences and public monuments as a sign of their eternal love.

This tradition is said to have originated during the 1960s when Italian soldiers began sticking their wardrobe padlocks to Florence’s Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Ah. There’s nothing like a public proclamation of wild, crazy love to warm your heart!

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  • Nat Kringoudis Melbourne

    Gorgeous! This makes me smile.

  • Emy

    Very romantic!

  • Chelo

    Very amazing and cool!

  • Dusk

    Wow… padlock and load!

  • Marie

    I like the 2nd pic the most.:D What a romantic and unique tradition!

    ***** Marie *****

  • Flotsam Friends

    What a gorgeous tradition… The mind boggles. I've never seen anything like it. Love it. Pruxxx

  • la franglaise

    This is so nice. Have a good week! Carine x

  • bicocacolors

    so romantic!

  • Diana Mieczan

    So true…I adore that idea….It looks so cool:)

  • Lovelocks are our passion here in the USA.