Hopeless romantics love Love Lock Bridges. I am one of them.
Anytime I go anywhere for the first time I love to play the tourist (ok, I love being a tourist anywhere all the time but whatever). So for my first trip to Paris I knew the Love Lock Bridge was a must. I love the story of a couple in love attaching their engraved lock to the bridge accepting the reality of even if their relationship does not last, the proof of their love remains on the bridge forever, throwing the key into the Seine never to be retrieved.
When I found my third, I finally looked it up. How many Love Lock Bridges are there in the world?? Turns out a lot, and city planners are less than pleased about it. In addition to the Parisian bridge, I have stumbled upon one in San Francisco and Wellington. Turns out they have also started in:
- Las Vegas appropriately located at the Paris Hotel,
- Vancouver Island, Canada,
- Toowoombia, Australia,
- New York City,
- Bamberg, Germany,
- Dublin’s Ha’Penny Bridge
- Tacoma, Washington
- and more according to Wikipedia’s Love Lock Page