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.
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