Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Love of a Lock

It is a curious new tradition in Germany.

Basically, you have a couple and there's some romance in the air.  So they walk around to some bridge in the town, and put a lock onto the "lock" their love.

The old bridge over the Rhein in Mainz....probably has ten thousand of these locks on the bridge.

So far, the authorities aren't saying anything and allow it.  I would imagine in five to ten years....there might be fifty thousand of these locks.  Eventually, some maintenance team will be formed and you can imagine a month or two spent.....cutting off these locks.

The positive?  Man, it's really helped to improve the lock business throughout Germany.  Although, let's face it.....they are all made in China these days.

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