"Love Padlocks" attached to the statuary on Butchers' Bridge.
A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolise unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. They are often treated by municipal authorities as litter or vandalism, and are costly to remove.(from Wiki)
The Butchers' Bridge is a footbridge crossing the river Ljubljanica in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It connects the Ljubljana Central Market and the Petkovek Embankment. The bridge was solemnly opened on 10 July 2010. The modern bridge, which is far more simple than the original plan, features a staircase at its left entry, a glass walking belts at the sides, and two fences with steel wires and wide top shelves. It was designed by Jurij Kobe from the Atelier Arhitekti studio. It is decorated with works by the sculptor Jakov Brdar (from Wiki)
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emka (77444) 2014-01-14 13:09
When I saw these padlocks for the first time somewhere in China, I found them charming. But since then they appear everywhere and my enthusiasm diminished and I do not wonder that thy are consider as vandalism, the rust can harm constructions. here the padlocks are attached to something strange. I do not remember this Butcher's bridge.
WArm regrads Malgo
mesutilgim (83046) 2014-01-14 13:13
Selam sevgili Başak,
Güzel bir siyah beyaz çalışma.
Bu yaz Şile evimde bu porjeyi başlatacağım !
Selam ve sevgiler
willperrett (6712) 2014-01-15 10:52
That's quite a coincidence! I love your b/w version, and the close-up works very well. It seems as if this trend is spreading like wildfire!
rigoletto (34255) 2014-01-15 14:44
attached to the sculptors? o aç gözlü pişmiş kelleler heykeltıraşlar mı yani? :PP
aslında düşündüm de, kendi kendini yapan bir heykel güzel bir konu olurdu bir kitapta ya da filmde. memento morimsi ve değişik...
eldancer1 (27203) 2014-01-21 10:23
I've heard a lot about this bridge and the "Love Badlocks," very interesting concept. Nice capture with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Basak Bengu (parvatibb) (1387)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-04-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 11:56