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Biella, Italy following a tradition which I believe originated in a movie ( the name of which escapes me ) dozens of cpls have written their names on padlocks and created this rather unusual memorial to love.....

22 responses

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    This is great! I really like it! Thanks for the description!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    No problem! Thanks for the comment!!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    How sweet ! Cool shot !

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    A cool image! yes! By the way, there is such a custom in Estonia and Latvia, too

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    Thanks Tiia! I thought it was an Italian thing...

  • Melissa Harding

    Melissa Harding gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Not sure if this inspires me to be optimistic or pessimistic !!! 'Tis Great tho either way. xxx

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    very nice Aaron!

  • mean MR mustard

    mean MR mustard (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    wow. how cool!

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Unusual memorial to love! Good shot.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Love it. R

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    Outstanding entry for the theme! You have my vote...

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Mar 2010):

    Brilliant shot for the theme, we saw this on a bridge in Verona too, do you remember?

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Fascinating and so right for this theme. Voted.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    I have heard of this. Great entry.

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Aaron, I don't know about Italy's new tradition but I have heard /read that it is BASICALLY A CHINESE TRADITION... you can google "Lover's Lock and you may find this information -- Locking your love is the ancient Chinese custom of symbolically locking one's love on a never-ending chain. You can forever lock your love with a soul mate, family member, friend or anyone else who is important in your life. BTW, it is lovely idea and perfect entry shot!!! :) Voted.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    I've seen this before. I would compare it to 'The Ball and Chain"---nice capture and balance

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (12 May 2010):

    A great capture of this wonderful and unique tradition. voted.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 May 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (13 May 2010):


  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (16 May 2010):

    Beautiful image!!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 May 2010):

    Yeah Rad! Voted

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (27 May 2010):


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