Jan. 5th, 2009 16:31h
Dancing in the dark in Lisbon 🙂
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.
I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.
Those of you following my blog for some time, already know I’m collecting images of love locks from everywhere I see them. I already posted some of these images here.
Today, I assume, is a very good opportunity to show you another image.
Usually, lovers pick a symbolic place for their love lock. Often, the community government don’t like the huge amount of locks attached i.e. to a bridge or another kind of building. Recently, I read about the bridge in Paris, right behind the Notre Dame, where the city government was forced to remove the locks because the enormous wight was destabilizing the bridge.
Here, in front of the light house the city government set up a grid wall for attaching love-locks and called it “Schlosspark”. “Park” means park and “Schloss” is chateau or castle. But, the German word for a lock is also “Schloss”. And the German word “Park” can also mean “to park”. So, the name of the grid is a play on words: “park your lock” – or so :).
As you can see, despite many couples already attached their love-lock at the grid, there is still plenty of room.
Do you also have such places, where you live, where couples attach such locks? Feel free, to tell me in the comment section below.
Happy valentines day!