Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Lock Up Your Love

I'm not one for gushing romantic Valentine's gestures, but I stumbled upon these fantastic photos of 'Love Locks' from all over the world and just had to post them.

Loved up couples write little notes on the padlocks before securing them to official landmarks and throwing away the key. Love it! Have any of you secured your own love lock? Does anyone know any spots in the UK?

*edit* You can now do this on the web!! See The Love Grid. Thanks Bernard!

**another edit** Check out what Kiki's boyfriend did after reading this post - amazing!


The famous padlock-covered lamppost of The Milvian Bridge in Rome, Italy. Since 2006, lovers have attached initialled locks to the post and then thrown the keys into the Tiber river as a sign of their love.

A stunning view of Tumski Bridge in the Polish city of Wroclaw. The bridge has recently become a love-lock-laden site.

The unique love lock trees of Moscow, found on the city’s Luzhkov Bridge. The majority of these locks are placed by newlyweds, as the practice is thought to bring good luck.

A colourful wall of locks, all attached by couples, can be found in an amusement park in Korakuen, Japan. Korakuen is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, and is located in Tokyo.

Just one of the many chain fences of Yellow Mountain in China; nearly all of which have been slowly covered in love-locks by romantic locals and tourists alike – particularly newlyweds.

The love-locks of Puntan dos Amantes (Two Lovers’ Point) in Guam, a picturesque and incredibly romantic spot that overlooks the ocean.

The 406 metre Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne; a structure that has been slowly covered in padlocks since the romantic trend reached the city in 2008, much to the annoyance of local government.

The famous lock fence of Pécs in Hungary, where the practice is thought to have begun, in Europe at least, back in the 1980s. Area officials were quickly forced to designate this particular spot ‘love lock friendly’ in a bid to curb the rampant placement of lock in other areas when the trend took off.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!

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Don't miss out!!

26 comments:

  1. I think this might just be the coolest thing ever! So cute! I've never heard of this before - thanks for sharing =)

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  2. Wow, never seen/heard about that before- so cool! We didnt have valentines day over here when I grew up, we just knew about it through america films etc. During the end of the nineties it started to come over here - the shops promoting it, and nowadays it is like as if it has always been. Same with halloween comr to think of it. It also has just snuck up on us the last decade. Strange.

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  3. I totally love these.
    Brilliant post! x

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  4. gadz- never heard of this before but it's so lovely. wish there was something like this in the uk. my heart did a little soon. xx

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  5. Never heard of this before. It's really cool, what a great idea!

    Toya

    x

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  6. Very sweet tradition indeed ! today you can also do that on the web ... feel free to visit : www.thelovegrid.com

    With Love,

    Bernard

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  7. aw this is cute! Imagine breaking up though and having to go back and hacksaw the lock off :P x

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  8. Like you, the gushy Valentine's gestures aint really my thing, but this is kinda cool. X

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