Roving Pic: Lock of Love

Love. Locked.
July 2011
Photo: Scott Clark
We first noticed the locks in Florence and then we saw them everywhere a river flowed. The story goes that lovers across Italy secure their love by latching golden locks to bridges and throwing the keys into the rushing water below, locking their love together - forever. 


Maybe it was because it was almost our 10 year anniversary or maybe it was because we were in Italy, but we were suddenly in search of a lock. One finally surfaced in a city market near its now permanent location. Simple, small and shimmering in the evening lights, our lock was latched together, sealing its fate to an ancient structure and ours to each other. 


It may be a silly, superstitious tradition, but you have to admit, it's awfully sweet. Thanks for stopping by! 

5 comments:

I'm Jenn said...

Aw, I love this!

Erika Lee Sears said...

they do this in Paris too. :) i've seen them in NYC too but not as many as Paris.

Jules8 said...

Thanks Jenn!

Erika- I'll have to be on the lookout for them here in the States. Thanks for the comment!

a Bug and Bird said...

i'm in love with this idea, italy is breathtaking

thanks for stopping by my blog~

Jules8 said...

Thanks for stopping by, too! I look forward to reading more of yours.

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