Simple… You buy a padlock, engrave your names on the lock, attach it to a bridge and toss the key into the waters! If chocolates and flowers are not enough to prove endearing love to that special someone now you know what you need to do… Love locks! Some would say its extreme, for others it’s romantic!
This tradition of love padlocks is believed to have started during World War I in Serbia, A local school mistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjačka Banja is said to have fallen in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. He eventually broke her heart after he fell in love with someone else. So young women from her town started writing down their names, with the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and affixing them to the railings of the bridge where Nada and Relja used to meet, Most Ljubavi (The Bridge of Love) in a bid to protect their own love. More here
During my travels, I stumbled upon some of these love locks on bridges in Venice, Italy and Salzburg in Austria. However there are many situated around the world like Luzhkov bridge and along the banks of the Moscow river, the Hohenzollern bridge, which crosses the Rhine, Cologne, Rome, Brooklyn bridge in New York. The Pont des Art love locks in Paris were removed for the safety of the bridge.
The bridges are certainly great to look and for the super brave you can take it a step further.
So Third mainland bridge this Valentine anyone? What say ye? Hehehe 🙂