Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lock it down!



The concept that attaching a lock to a bridge, chain or wall etc. is a gift that  'truly signifies your everlasting love' seems a little unrealistic to me.. and I am a romantique :) Causing concern for the damage they do to bridges around Europe special structures are being build specifically for this purpose. Here in Perth the locks are attached to chains at the entrance to the Bell Tower.. personally I think they look a little boring, at $30 for lock & engraving a few different colours and styles would perk it up a little don't you think! Hope your week is going well, happy Wednesday, take care...

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34 comments:

  1. Uhm, it frankly has never occurred to me to declare my "everlasting love" with a gym lock. It brings to mind all kinds of frankly rather noxious associations. ;-)

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  2. Now that's different!! Never seen that either! You do share the good ones, Grace! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. The lock idea have spread all around the world. I know that they remove locks on a weekly basis on some bridges in Paris and other cities.

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  4. Grace, uhhh, they look all the same, how boring is that! We joined the fun with a red one hanging at a friend´s door in Carine (Perth) and one in orange. Here in our living room since our Gauss-bridge is underconstruction. Guess after being together for 20 years it´s kinda ok to do so...

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  5. This is one of those fads that just bugs the heck out of me. It just seems so silly and totally destructive. I heard a story about the problem in Paris and how they are taking them down on a regular basis because of the damage it causes to the bridge structure. I haven't yet heard what all those keys are doing to river and the creatures that live in it. Hopefully, the fad will fade away soon.

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  6. It's a fad that I just don't get either! Looks like a money-making venture there, Grace.

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  8. Special all these locks.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. That's a lot of locks, Grace!

    I see you have a spammer here....

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  10. Yeah, it's the key to your wallet she's after.....

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  11. Locks are seen all over in Europe, and here in Melbourne, but I have never seen them at the seaside where the salt water rusts them.

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  12. I should think up a money making idea like that and involve love in it so that some poor guy will give me money.

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  13. It's becoming ridiculous. The destructiveness to these bridges can't be overlooked.

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  14. I don't find this creative or romantic. It's just idiocy! I think a bridge in France just collapsed from the weight of these locks.

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  15. We discover new joys, then the unimaginative herd despoils it. . . . . . . one thinks of "gentrification"



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  16. I hope they keep the key, just in case.

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  17. Very good illustration of the idea. I had never heard of it until Jilly showed me one on a bridge in Ventimiglia, Italy, two years ago. More like slavery than love, seems to me.

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  18. Those look boring being all the same. But I have to agree with some of the above comments that those locks on bridges aren't good news...

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  19. Each lock the same, a little bit boring. It taste a little bit of collect fares, hardware store should be cheaper locks. I have only seen a variety of locks.

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  20. I hope their relationships are not as rusty and tarnished as the locks have become, though I suppose that some won't be as shiny as they once were. I suspect clever marketing by the company who make the locks.

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  21. Locking love puzzles me too, but at least they do no harm like this.

    You know, I'm beginning to think that even if we put up chains like this one, people would still go to bridges... :-(

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  22. One day all the locks on all the bridges across the world will find their matching keys and be free.

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  23. I personally find these locks to be no better than graffiti. They take time and money to remove and damage structures. And I certainly don't find them romantic. Buy your girlfriend a rose or write her a poem... that's more romantic in my books!

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  24. I think this is so stupid all those locks because of a movie. Tourists destroy monuments in Europe all over. Even our drawbridges in Amsterdam they have chained, a Paris bridge fell apart, in Germany I saw it too. They have to keep their hands of the historic bridges! It has to stop, they don't have to leave a mark in every city because you are in love.

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  25. I, too, find this a mystifying practice.

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  26. Wow, we have many padlocks on our bridges, but you have many many more!

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  27. What makes me smile is the fact that I have learned of this 'tradition' from looking at photo blogs. Seems to be happen all over the place, but not in Coventry yet :).

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  28. I completely agree with you. Dumb idea. Even in Moscow the lock thing is happening, so the city installed separate metal tree sculptures for the dodos to put their locks on. At least that way they don't imperil the bridges. The locks don't work very well. About 80 percent of Moscow marriages end in divorce within a couple of years.

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  29. Padlocks of love already appear in many places in the world. Become very popular.

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  30. I'm sure you know it's become a huge problem in Paris. Something is going to have to be done but I haven't heard any good suggestions yet.

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  31. This is becoming popular here too. I'm thinking it will eventually go the way of the Hula Hoop (although I DO still see a few hula hoops now and then).

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  32. Came here for a Good Fence and saw this. Did you see where a portion of a fence in Paris I believe it was, feel over under all the weight from the locks? Thank you for visiting my Good Cemetery Fence.

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  33. We are seeing these here as well. Pretty silly in MHO.

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