As much as I appreciate the sentiment expressed by the craze of putting your name and your loved one’s name on a lock on a bridge it really must stop.
There is actually a volunteer group cutting the locks off the bridges of Venice. Hurray!
I know that I posted months ago about these “love locks” but now that I understand the damage they do and am more informed please, tell the person you love how you feel. Say it in person if possible and say it often. You never know when it will be the last time you have the opportunity. The world does not need to know in a pile of rust.
This website is in Italian but I think the pictures tell the story.
And here is a discussion on TripAdvisor Venice forum:
Yes, I think it is time I take a stand on this. I never wanted to give the impression that I thought doing this was a good idea. I was simply showing pictures and on Valentine’s Day I actually listed an alternative…a virtual lock instead of a real one.
Please think before you click a lock onto a bridge.