Bernatek Foot-bridge padlocks -Krakow,Poland

Bernatek Footbridge Padlocks - Krakow, Poland

One of several bridges in Poland where lovers have proclaimed their never-ending love for each other by placing a padlock on the bridge. Similar bridges have sprung up around the world and according to enotes.com, the origin of Love Padlocks is unknown. According to them, “Love padlocks (also known as Love Locks) are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love.

The arched steel structure is a pedestrian and  bike bridge which links the Podgorze and  Kazimierz and districts. The locks run the span of the bridge and include the names of the lovers – I think it’s sweet.

Photographed May 2012 by B. Ott

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