Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Embracing the love..



Whether you love them or hate them love-locks will always have a romantic appeal. Many city councils now regard the locks as vandalism. I don't hate them or love them but why not, like here under the Swan Bells have a designated spot for tourists and locals to 'lock it down' and embrace the romantic holiday ideal. Admittedly not quite as romantic as Pont des Arts, but also not doing any structural damage. It seems like a win, win situation to moi.. well what do you know, maybe I am a romantic after all :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. just reiterating there is no structural damage being caused here!




21 comments:

  1. I've actually grown to hate them. They're on a pedestrian bridge here, and I've noticed during my last visit to a waterfall here that they're on the fence too.

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  2. Do they remove them after a time? I've see it in Paris but nowhere locally.

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  3. ...I have seen love-locks before, but they have never made it to area, too bad!

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  4. I must not have a romantic streak in me at all because I really don't like these things at all. At least this one was specifically designed for this sort of thing.

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  5. If they don't cause any damage it is ok I guess. I defenitely like your photo!

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  6. They became a huge problem in Paris as the weight of them was destroying the bridge. Good that those are not causing a problem. Trouble is people are still doing it even though it is banned!! have a good one Diane

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  7. In a designated spot they are okay but otherwise I'm not that into them, Grace!

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  8. Now isn't that creative, Grace. Working together for a solution, I like it. Making art, a link and lock.

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  9. I fail to see the romance of locks. I do have plenty of them though.

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  10. Who knew how much love there is to declare!! Terrific display without structural damage. Did you put any on there?!

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  11. They had to be removed from a bridge here too. Byo locks. They are very expensive to buy at the bell gift shop.

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  12. Great idea to set up something that can handle the weight. Despite what I'd heard about the lock problems in Paris I saw vendors sitting on the bridge selling locks.

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  13. Oh, they now allow different types, as I can see. Back then they didn´t and "we" didn´t want to be one in a mass of sames.
    We have one, but since our bridge got restored (a couple of years ago!!) it sits in the shelf. So much for romance, Grace :-)

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  14. I hate them! They destroy our historic bridges in Amsterdam. Google has even named an old lifting bridge here "love lock" bridge! It has to be repaired all the time to remove all the iron locks! Why can't people just look with their eyes but have to leave a mark I was there! The same with people writing their names everwhere on historic places.

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  15. I love them--but if we had any here, I might feel differently.

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  16. Wow, this a really effective use of those love locks! I like this idea.

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  17. I have to agree with the win-win. If they aren't doing structural damage or causing a negative aesthetic on a historical structure, then why not? I don't like them
    On the bridges in Paris, but in this location, I enjoy the repetition of shape and design. A great photo op!

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