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Posted By: santa, 11-25-2014, 03:18 PM

A bridge in Frankfurt, Germany has numerous locks. It was my first time in any European country and I had a great time.


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Unfortunately this is a "tradition" starting from Italy since 6/8 years ago because of a movie in which a boy and a girl put a lock on a bridge to "lock" their love forever.
Now, this thing is growing up and spreading over europe and quite often bridges need a lot of work for remove all the locks because when they are too much they can damage the building.
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I appreciate the background history on it. On my travels there I never had asked the reasoning for it, but your explanation clears it up now.

The background are buildings in Frankfurt for those wondering.
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Think that in the Juliet's house in Verona (the Shakespeare drama Romeo and Juliet), there is an official souvenir shop that sells customised locks to put them in Juliet's house. Then, every month they remove everything. You know, it is not so "forever"...

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very nice, it's like it's taken by film
the same event is happening in Paris ^^
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QuoteOriginally posted by flaviopetrone Quote
Then, every month they remove everything. You know, it is not so "forever"...
Aye, then take them back to the shop again for resale no doubt, a modern day profitable bit of recycling.
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Aye, then take them back to the shop again for resale no doubt, a modern day profitable bit of recycling.
Not recycling, since they need to cut to open them...
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since they need to cut to open them...
They all use the same key and the shop has a master key... or am I being cynical?

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They all use the same key and the shop has a master key... or am I being cynical?
No, you are a conspiracy theorist!
When you buy a lock, you write on it the names of yourself and your love and then you lock it, so it is difficult to resell it. How romantic...
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QuoteOriginally posted by flaviopetrone Quote
Unfortunately this is a "tradition" starting from Italy since 6/8 years ago because of a movie in which a boy and a girl put a lock on a bridge to "lock" their love forever. Now, this thing is growing up and spreading over europe and quite often bridges need a lot of work for remove all the locks because when they are too much they can damage the building.
Haha yes, you can see these in many cities nowadays! In some cases they become so heavy, they damage the bridge fence! But for us photographers, they are good, because they take nice photos, like in this thread!
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Very interesting picture. I like the PP you did.
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