Early in the morning , while I was having breakfast with the most picturesque view that I have ever seen in my life I had no idea that I am going to think about solutions on how to make “Love Last” later in that day.
Everything was as perfect as it can possibly be.
The plan was to go to the close by Accademia museum where some of the Leonardo Da Vinci’s original artwork was on display. (Being a lifelong Da Vinci Fan that was not an opportunity that I could miss).
On the way to the museum when crossing the Accademia Bridge I have noticed very strange looking gentleman handing from the street lamp with metal cutting scissors in his hands and who was generating active public interest from other passersby.
Before seeing him I did not even notice the excistance of thousands and thousands of locks on the bridge.
The Love Lock trend in Europe started from 2006 Federico Moccia’s story I Want You. Lovers all over Europe started writing their names on the Padlocks attaching them to the bridges and trowing away the keys into the water. This Love Locking process is belived to make the love everlasting.
It is increadably romantic if not one small downside: there are millions of couples who are in love, which results in enourmous quantity of the Love Locks and subsequently extreme amount of weight that damages the structural integrity of the old bridges.
Goverment authorities are interfearing with the romantic Love Lock movement and cutting them down at least once a year. Italy is probably the strictest and there is a high fine for trying to attach a padlock.
So what should romantics do ?
They want their Love locks to Last and not be thrown away. How to make the Love last?..Well at least Love Padlocks last.
The Love Lock concept reminded me of this wishing trees that I have seen in Armenia, where people would wish for love and tie their handkerchief on the tree.
It did not look extremely appealing but provided couples with the comfort of knowing that their love will last. I cold not stop thinking about it until I found the Perfect Picture that provided the solution to the issue.
Love Lock Trees!!! Good for lovers , tourists and the government official at Once!
What do you think? Would you prefer old bridges or trees to immortalize your love ?