Love Locks in Prague

“Walking around the Prague is comparable to being in a fairytale: except for one minor detail: it’s real.”

A love lock or love padlock is a custom where padlocks are affixed to a fence, bridge or gate by lovers. The key is thrown away to symbolise everlasting love.

In Europe, love locks started in the early 2000s. The love padlocks are intended to be a love gesture and it can be seen on bridges in major cities all over the world.

This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Locks.

You can see padlocks along the Mala Strana (meaning Lesser Town) district on a small pedestrian bridge below the Prague castle.

Can also be seen on the Old Town end of the Charles Bridge.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. bushboy says:

    Not a fan of love locks. Was cute years ago but now they create and eyesore 😦

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I recall seeing the padlock ritual done on television. The two women that did it got divorced a year later. Probably because they did it without their husbands

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    1. TCast says:

      Probably 🤷🏻‍♀️Have a good day!

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  3. Sherry Felix says:

    My opinion is love locks are vandalism.

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    1. TCast says:

      I think it started out as a beautiful thing but then it got over the top. Thanks for the comment Sherry.

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  4. lolaWi says:

    prague is one of my favorite cities, Techie! thank you for posting this. 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      Yes, mine too!

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  5. Great pics 😁 I hadn’t realised that love locks were so widespread​!

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    1. TCast says:

      There’s some here in Melbourne too, but I think the council removed it and is now being discouraged.

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      1. That’s a shame 😕

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        1. TCast says:

          🤷🏻‍♀️

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  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    Ahhh – memories of Prague 💕

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    1. TCast says:

      Prague is one of my fave!

      Like

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        It’s definitely in my top 5!

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