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30 Days of Photos - Day 28 - Lover


In Ottawa, the Corktown pedestrian bridge spans the Rideau Canal linking the city's Somerset Street with Ottawa University.

Since it's completion in September of 2006, the bridge has become famous worldwide.

Why?

Local lovers have taken to demonstrate their love for one another by attaching padlocks to the bridge.

Some couples use a Sharpie to identify their locks.

Others have gone so far as to have their locks engraved.

Talk about having a lock on someone's heart.

Click through to Ziva's blog and share the love.

Comments

nonamedufus said…
A little different, don't you think?
ReformingGeek said…
Wow. That is different. I'm so glad they don't sign their underwear and wrap it around that pole.
babs (beetle) said…
I've seen this before, somewhere. I love it, but I always wonder who first starts these things and why.
nonamedufus said…
There are a lot of these around the world. I think it's a great idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_locations_with_love_locks
nonamedufus said…
Well if they did I hope they would wash it first.
Agent 54 said…
I've seen a different pic of this bridge. I like your pic. Detail, color, it's very good.
Tami Von Zalez said…
Such a neat idea and great image!


What happens if the love affairs goes sour? Do they unlock the lock?
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, 54. It's pretty unique.
nonamedufus said…
Now that's an excellent question, Tami. I don' really know. I would suspect yes.
Debra She Who Seeks said…
Cool! I'll have to check that out next time I'm in Ottawa!
nonamedufus said…
Hey, next time you're in Ottawa check me out!
Shawn Ohara said…
Silly me, to express my love I got married. If only I'd known...
Lauren said…
I love that! What a great idea for the prompt.
meleahrebeccah said…
Awwwwwwwwww!! I absolutely LOVE this!!
Ziva said…
Oh, I love this, Dufus, such a great take on the theme! Now, tell me the truth, you're a bit of a romantic, aren't you?
Cheryl said…
What a fun take on this prompt! Did you and Maryse toss a padlock on there too?
nonamedufus said…
I kept putting off and putting off going out and snapping this. I'm glad I finally did it. It's so neat.
nonamedufus said…
Awesome, isn't it?
nonamedufus said…
Aw, my secret's out. Don't tell anyone. You'll spoil my image.
nonamedufus said…
Um, ah, gosh, no. But she already has the key to my heart. How's that?
nonamedufus said…
Oh, yeah, this is a way cheaper way to go.
Jackal said…
awww sweet
That is absolutely fascinating!!!!! I wonder how in the world that started!
nonamedufus said…
Don't know. But it's such a great idea, isn't it?
Jay of The Depp Effect said…
I first saw locks used like this in Lecce, Puglia. The central piazza, on one side of the little amphitheatre, has its lamp posts bristling with padlocks with names on them! I didn't know what they were for until we arrived in the north of Italy and I asked my friend Paola. She told me what they meant, and added that many Italians regard them in the same light as graffiti, if not worse. I was quite sad about that, because I thought it was a nice, and completely harmless, idea!
nonamedufus said…
That's a great story. It's interesting to know that this unique display of affection can be found around the world.
mike said…
Cool pic. I didn't know we had something like this. It's a neat tradition though. Saw something similar in Florence and in NYC.
Cheryl said…
You're a hopeless romantic. I like that about you.
And here I thought you were going to share a photo of Maryse.... I hope you at least added a lock for her while you were there.
nonamedufus said…
I'll be using another pic in J.P.'s challenge this week. It is a neat idea and adds to the charm of the architecture of the bridge I think.
nonamedufus said…
Are you kidding? She'd kill me if I shared a picture of her. Don't know why. After all, she's a wonderful looking woman! But she hates having her picture taken.
nonamedufus said…
Well, you may be half right. Mrs D has been known to call me hopeless.
Linda Medrano said…
It's better than graffiti but I'm not sure I get it. Eh! It's Canadians! Who knows!
nonamedufus said…
It's not just Canadians. Locks on bridges to demonstrate love are fund all over the world! But Canadians are a loving bunch, though.
nonamedufus said…
Hey you and Alex should go out and leave a lock on the Golden Gate Bridge to celebrate your anniversary. Have you got a really, really tall stepladder?
Cheryl P. said…
I think that is a very creative way to symbolize a relationship...well if someone needs to symbolize it in some way. Better than carving initials into trees or spray painting graffiti.

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