Mélomane Dreamer

We love this comment and the great photo about Love Padlocks.  This is a beautiful LOVE tradition and a real token of LOVE by couples, families and friends.  Countries and cities around the world should look at creating a safe a legal place for people to “lock their love”.

Love padlocks.  by Zed The Dragon’s photostream (Flickr)

In several countries the local authorities and owners of various landmarks have expressed concern and even tried to have the padlocks removed. In Paris Town Hall in May 2010 expressed concern over the growing number of love-locks on the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor and the Pont de l’Archevêché bridges, stating: “they raise problems for the preservation of our architectural heritage”. Lovelocks disappeared suddenly in 2010, but the Administration denied responsibility. The Pont de l’Archevêché saw the return of those love-locks immediately.

Deutsche Bahn threatened to have the locks removed from the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne. Deutsche Bahn is the bridge’s operator, but in the end relented in the face of public opposition.
In Canada love padlocks appearing along the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, has caused some diversion as the locks are considered a distraction from nature by some.

In Florence, Italy, 5,500 love padlocks affixed to the Ponte Vecchio bridge were removed by the city council. According to the council the padlocks pose both an aesthetic problem as well as scratch and dent the metal of the bridge.