Love padlocks (also known as Love Locks) are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love. Love padlocks have existed for quite some time, though there are no certain sources for their origin. In Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s. The reasons love padlocks started to appear vary between locations, and in many instances are unsourced. It has been said that if both members of “love’s hand” are not present as the lock locks, the love has been forever jinxed.
These love padlocks are an expression of hope and humanity, connecting people around the world with the one thing that unites us all: love.
Pero's Bridge, Bristol
iToursInternational guide and co-founder, Mei Catherall, has started a fun travelog for kids on Facebook. It will record "Tobee's Travels" and aims to promote the travel bug among our future travellers.
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