Thursday, November 25, 2010

Love Padlocks

Some may be under the impression that padlocks are just to keep personal property safe, well you may be surprised to hear they have another purpose. A custom has secured itself in Europe and Asia where romantic, and sometimes superstitious, couples inscribe messages on padlocks and then attach them to certain landmarks in specific areas - more often than not railings and fences near romantic hangouts - and then toss away the key. The practice, as well as symbolizing a couple’s unending love, is also thought to bring good luck to a developing relationship. Let's hope these two made it. . .

Oh, and to all those folks in the states Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I happen to come across this the other day. So just to let you know!!

  2. Thanks, they have more history then I was aware of. I love the collection of photos of different monuments of love padlocks, including the Venus Bridge monument in Kobe!