Gypsy's Travels

Monday, April 28, 2008

Odd Shot Monday - "Locks & Lovers"

This statue on the Via Ponte in Florence, Italy, is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.

Tradition says that lovers who put a padlock on the fence and toss the key into the river, will be together always. Apparently the number of padlocks became such a problem that the tradition was outlawed.

That law has not stopped committed Italian lovers .

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  1. Now, I would have to say outlawing putting locks on a railing is very odd!!

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  2. I guess the locks make it look junky? It's a neat story tho and truely an odd shot. Mine is up MY BLOG

  3. That's a very odd tradition and story to go along with your pic.

    Mine's up too.

  4. Certainly Odd, Great for this theme.

  5. That is odd! Great post.

  6. That is an interesting shot. I don't remember that statue and custom from when I lived in Florence--but it's been a very long time. We had funny/unique signs as a theme for Photo Hunt last wee, this could have done duty for that one, too.

  7. Great odd shot. So glad you eXplained the story behind it. How romantic!

  8. I have never seen this done before. It must be strong for people to do it. Nice photos too.


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