Dozens of locks on a waterfront fence in Portland attest to devotion and to the spread of an international custom.
The “love padlocks” are strung along a chain-link fence on Portland’s waterfront, names and proclamations of adoration scrawled on them. Padlocks bearing messages of love began to be placed on a Commercial Street fence on Feb. 13, and by Friday numbered 47.
LoveLocks are catching on across the globe. Little towns and big cities have the LOVELOCKS fever!