On the bridges that connect Užupis with the rest of Vilnius, there are hundreds of locks. Couples write their names on the lock, then attach it to the bridge and throw away the key.
Some may find this romantic. – I just think of all the bicycles that could have been protected with these locks.
Bicycles? How about all the starving children or the whales. Or my bank account?
How does a lock protect a whale?
Please illustrate your answer visually.
Bicycles = money
money =feeds children
money = boats to go out and sink whalers
money = my bank account empty
;) “tongue in cheek”
Some of those old locks are really cool! (Yes, my pack rat gene is showing itself again. :D )
I seem to remember a news story, about 5-6 months ago, that the town government was considering cutting away the locks because so many were “old, rusty eyesores”, but that popular outrage quickly squelched the idea. Romance beat out practicality! (I wish I could remember which of my sources had that story.)
I just realised something. Some people may come here confused, as an American charity group that collects human hair to make wigs for cancer patients also goes by the name of “Locks of Love”. Just FYI. :)
Oh, I was completely unaware of that.
Even more people who will find this blog, but not at all what they were looking for.
it seems you didn’t do a lot of sightseeing while in malta. see one of the pictures in this blog/link
You should see the Hohenzollernbridge in Cologne. Rumour has it there are more than 40,000 love padlocks dangling there. Whenever I cross that bridge I wonder how much love it can take before caving in ;)
Thats exactly the bridge I wanted to point out too! Adding to the rational side of it, I always think how much they all weight and if the bridge was constructed to hold that much extra weight.
Yes you are right, in Cologne is a very beautiful Bridge full of Locks
Speaking of the Hohenzollern family, I will soon have a podcast and a blog about them.
Here is a small preview of what to expect: