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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Love Padlocks

One of the places I visited while Krakow, Poland is the Lovers footbridge. This bridge is called Father Bernard Footbridge. Theres's this tradition going on in some European cities like Paris, Rome, Florence, Cologne. 
So, what's this tradition about? A happy couple visits the bridge and locks a padlock to the bridge (some even engrave their names on the padlock) and then throw the keys into the Vistula river. It is a sign of their everlasting love for each other. Romantic or what?????
As for me, I didn't go to lock anything. I was just a happy tourist that found this tradition very interesting and even though I have been to Paris and Rome, I have never seen any of the bridges.
The Bridge was just recently completed (2010), so there is still space for thousands of padlocks incase any of my readers want to lock away their love :))
I took a lot of photos and would like to share some with you.
 There's another bridge behind the footbridge as you've noticed. We'll talk about that in another post.

 The Father Bernard Footbridge.
 Look at those padlocks. Lots of space left :)

 Padlock out of focus.

 Padlock in focus

 With a bit of Sun shining through.

I hope you really like these pictures cause I love them. If you do, please kindly leave a comment below, it does put a smile on my face :) Thanks in advance.

for more Krakow pictures, CLICK HERE


  1. wonderful post...
    the pictures are so stunning and you look gorgeous!!!!
    you know? there is this tradition in Rome too, at Ponte Milvio.
    a big kiss my dear !!!!

  2. the footbridge is very beautiful, the views are stunning :)


  3. I love the dusk background to these pics. Perfect for taking these pictures. Nice play on the focus/out-of-focus pics too. Good job.

  4. Thats so romantic! Thanks for sharing this, I never knew about the padlock ritual!! Love the bridges:-) BTW, I just found out your blog and love it! I am following you now on Google and will appreciate if you do the same! Thanks! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  5. We have the sam thing in Italy!! I rome and the bridge is called ponte milvio!!
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  7. I'm so glad I found your blog! This is a really nice post, I love the photos. I'm in love with love and a hopeless romantic so this is really amazing.

    1. glad you love them, stay tuned for more posts :)

  8. the photos are amazing, i would love to see this bridge in real life one day!

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  9. There is the same tradition also in Lüneburg, Germany. I was there last year in October and the bridge was looking really nice with all those colorful padlocks.

  10. This is such a beautiful tradition!