This is just a close up on a few of the locks chained to the railings on the via del amore in Cinqueterre. I find the blue sea a little symbolic as we think of how many lovers meet at the sea for a passionate reunion, or some even taking their lives on the cliffs due to a tragic love story ending.
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jmirah (254) 2006-11-10 17:46
What a beautiful sentiment that has withstood the years as is evident by the rust...I like to think more of a passionate reunion than a tragic ending to true love...Italia has many references to star crossed lovers who meet only to be separated by fate or tragedy...What a very special place to rendezvous and declare one's eternal love or escape for a passionate tryst...I've heard of the extreme beauty of the trails at Cinque Terra but this is the first I've seen(through your photography)of this very special spot...The locks show such a symbolic evidence of promised love, each with a different and mysterious story...The romanticist in me allows my imagination to envision the circumstances of each lock, eg., A cold stormy night when lovers part, promising to return; a cool summer evening filled with romance as a full Moon rises over the Med; a warm spring day with the sweet smell of flowers in the air as hopes and dreams are shared; a final kiss good bye on a teary Autumn eve...Thank you for sharing the sentiment and photo :-)
dabri (1692) 2006-11-11 12:03
"Love forever chained" sound a bit terrifying...
The lockers and the railing looking like the bars of a cage are not really suggesting feelings of love...
So your image is funny, I don't know your feelings about this image ;-)
I try to see the color of the sea, that's much better.
rafid76 (0) 2006-11-14 14:53
nice note. i think its good that the plates did not come out exposed they leave the memory of the lovers anaimous. great background.
one more thing were you speaking of experiance or a long lost memory?