Sunday, March 21, 2010
There's a beautiful tradition practiced all around the world where lovers from everywhere unite to lock their hearts together, leaving these engraved locks as a symbol and throwing away the key.
The tradition came to Hungary in early 1980 when lovers began to clamp padlocks to a wrought-iron fence in a narrow street near the medieval cathedral. However, the fence soon became completely covered and no more padlocks could be added to it. The couples then resorted to putting love locks to the fences and statues throughout the town centre.
The tradition has spread around the World and is now quite prevalent in South Korea, Japan, Guam, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Russia, USA etc.