According to Mr and Mrs Wikipedia, Love Padlocks started in the 1980’s in the Hungarian city of Pecs.
The way it works is that people who are in lurv stop sucking face just long enough to put padlocks onto a fence or some kind of other public statue or fixture or thingy, to symbolise their love. These are love padlocks in Pecs where it all began:
Isn’t that gorgeous?
Here are more. This one is in Germany: And I might be wrong, but I think this is at The Great Wall of China:
And these are in Italy, at the end of a pier, on The Statue of Penelope, which appropriately symbolises eternal love.
Here are more, randomly selected from around Europe:
They say you have to write you and your Lurver’s names on the padlock, and then lock your love into eternity:
I’m no romantic, but I think it’s kind of cool.
Perhaps my padlock should read Paige loves being on holiday. Or Paige loves chocolate covered peanuts. Or Paige loves ham and cheese croissants. I haven’t decided which yet.
They’re so oddly beautiful.
I wonder if Monu + Eddi are still together? If they did a padlock they must be. If anyone out there knows them, tell them to give us a shout and let us know.
On second thoughts, I think I’ll do a ‘Paige hearts Europe’ love padlock while I’m here. That’s one love that will always endure.