Locks of Love

Published! In JPG Magazine Issue 25
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Legend has it that if you and your loved one attach a padlock to any surface of Florence, Italy's famous bridge, Ponte Vecchio and then throw away the key into the Arno River below, your love will last forever.

Today, there is a hefty fine to all who are caught locking or attaching anything to the Ponte Vecchio, but it doesn't stop lovers from continuing the custom.

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (25 May 2010):

    I usually get 'Locked-Out'

  • Jon-Erik Kroon

    Jon-Erik Kroon gave props (25 May 2010):

    Hey... being a lover or a love to any human soul...is worth breaking "The Systems" stupid ignorant rul;es and regulations........go for it people who meditate in nakedness and communicate as lovers...... communicate back to a political blind system and lock up "ALL" couples values.... throw away the key and SEX yer brains out in Euphoria

  • Jon-Erik Kroon

    Jon-Erik Kroon said (25 May 2010):

    .......and since the system interrupted my written comment on this artistic image........because of wonderful, powerfully graphic alphabetical constructions..... I will go to Jpeg's second option.... of "Freedom to Comment"... So any couples out there, that see and experience this image....... take yer clothes off......... get a lock and key.....decorate it...paint it..make it yours; as a symbol of "your togetherness"........ Go to Florence........ and make LOVE NOT WAR....... in and around that bridge.......CELEBRATE EACH"S NAKED TEMPLE OF "LOVE"..... and throw that key into a flowing river.........as so.. :-) .... to prove to a controlling system of illusions and money making rules.......... "LOVE, ADORATION, with FRIENDSHIP ((RULES one's Personal 5ft of space))....with a hug of nakedness and meditation rhythms , is "BY FAR" more positive than.... TV lies and new taxes in the mail box...while "you" slaved 6 days a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......Sleep naked with a clear conscious.......with who "YOU" love , as a couple,,,,,,,, ........ You are "EACH" working hard .... ,,,,,,,, To Be Together........ in this Life time!!!!!!!!!!............ Go for "IT" , you photographers......... make love NOT war... get that lock and key..... and....... claim your place ..... of "A Lover's Tradition"!....... I would rather have; lover's traditions..... than political ass's traditions....... of "SUPPRESSION OF BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS"!!!!!!!!!

    Nice photo document..........of humans in love!!!!!!!

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark said (26 May 2010):

    Amen brother! Let Love Rule!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (26 May 2010):

    How cool is that!! SERIOUSLY great image!! My vote!

  • Cynthia Lee Katona

    Cynthia Lee Katona said (27 May 2010):

    I saw that in the Yellow Mountains and tried to shoot it, but I never got an image this powerful. Bravo and then some.

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (28 May 2010):

    Great image and what a wonderful tradition!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (31 May 2010):

    great story, and pic, voted

  • Elizabeth Laughton

    Elizabeth Laughton gave props (13 Dec 2010):

    I love this tradition :)

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (4 Feb 2011):

    I saw the similar traditions in South Korea & Russia

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Congrats on being published.

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