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Question or the locals

Perth
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Question or the locals

or anyone who can explain. We are currently in Amsterdam and while wandering around today we came across a bridge which had a heap of engraved padlocks on it with couples names etc. Can anyone tell we if there is a story behind this ??? Just really curious and cant find anything.

Thanks :-).

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1. Re: Question or the locals

yeah, that bridge near zuiderkerk if i remember..i did some googling and it appears the love padlock thing is attributed to some italian movie from the early 2000's...and the love padlock thing has sprung up in many cities but seems most popular in europe.

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2. Re: Question or the locals

Awesome thank you

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3. Re: Question or the locals

There are great lovers' padlock walls in many european cities but i never noticed the one in my own city. Thanks!

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4. Re: Question or the locals

I saw them this summer in helsinki, st petersburg and moscow. I also found it very amusing.

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5. Re: Question or the locals

Rampant in Paris ( which we recently visited) and destroying bridges with keys through into the Seine polluting the water. Locals very upset

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6. Re: Question or the locals

the keys are polluting the seine?..oh brother..tree huggers will latch onto anything..

i highly doubt the majority of the millions of people in paris are agonizing over this.

Edited: 1:51 pm, December 08, 2012
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You might want to a google this...I have no ax to grind only what we heard and saw in Paris. No argument needed

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8. Re: Question or the locals

Geez. Where's the sense of humor? Incidentally I saw a similar thing on Brooklyn Bridge and strong feelings were being expressed .

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9. Re: Question or the locals

The coverage of these locks on the bridges hampers maintenance, looks trashy, and is a form of vandalism.

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10. Re: Question or the locals

If you are coming to Cologne by train you will see thousands of lockers at the reilings of the Hohenzollern Bridge. If lovers want never to divide they put a locker at this bridge, throw the key into the Rhine and swear:" forever" ("semper", it comes from Italy).

Not sure if it always works but normally nobody takes offence at this custom.

From time to time though they remove a lot of those lockers, because it shouldn´t become too heavy.

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