Love locks – where to see them

The love padlock tradition has been around for a while, but it became a worldwide craze with the publication of Federico Moccia’s two novels – Tre Metri sopra il Cielo (Three Metres above the Sky) and Ho Voglia di Te (I Desire You).

According to the legend, lovers in Rome who write their names on a padlock, attach it to the third lamppost on the Ponte Milvio’s northern side and throw the key into the Tiber will remain together forever.

Sadly, the authorities in Rome cleared the Ponte Milvio of the love locks in September 2012. Dublin City Council acted quickly in January 2012, cutting off the love locks which had adorned the Ha’penny Bridge.

Featured image: love locks on the Pont de l’Archevêché, Paris by XisPics

Incense, locks and love at Mount Tai, Shandong Province, China

Love lock on the Millennium Bridge in London

Love padlocks in Seville, Spain

Dublin, Ireland

Love locks in Malá Strana, Prague, Czech Republic

Rome

Lombardy, Italy

Love locks in Venice

The Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, Florence

Love locks in Maspalomas, Canary Islands

Love trees on Luzhkov Bridge, Moscow

The Pont des Arts, Paris

Pont de l'Archevêché, Paris

Moscow

Love padlocks in Moscow

Tumski Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland

Naples

Guam

Fuessen, Germany

Love locks on the Eiserner Steg Bridge in Frankfurt

Cologne, Germany

Huangshan, China

Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Busan, Korea

Padlocks on Brooklyn Bridge, New York