Friday, May 26, 2017

What the world needs now...

A testament to cross-border love...
A metaphor for love...
It's corrosive and shackles you in chains...
Cobourg, Ontario has a display of love locks not far from its waterfront, including the one above.

Cobourg's love locks on display...
Locks are like love... you forget the magic combination that
connected you to your lover and you can't easily break free...
The signage in the photo above says:
Cobourg has been inspired by an ancient custom where people in love lock a padlock on a chain or a bridge and take away the key, symbolically locking their love forever. Around the world, cities from Paris to Rome are filled with bridges, poles and fences adorned with padlocks.
These padlocks are an expression of hope and humanity, connecting people around the world with the one thing that unites us all... LOVE.
Ironically, in Paris, love locks have proven to be a nuisance. There were so many locks weighing down fences along the river several years ago that they were posing a safety hazard. Authorities had to cut them down and remove them.

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