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The lock of love...

Our 7 year anniversary was coming up and we thought it would be fun to join the other Melbourne romantics and add our own love lock to one of the bridges over the Yarra, to symbolise our relationship and also to leave part of us behind in this great city we have come to love and call home.

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When we arrived in Melbourne and there were only a couple of padlocks happily swaying in the breeze, now there are hundreds of them! I believe that the love lock craze started in Europe, and now it seems to have gone global. The couple write their names or initials on the lock, attach it to the bridge and seal their love forever by throwing the key into the water. I decided to keep the keys with us, having one each as a memory.

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I walk over this bridge everyday on the way home from work and each time there seems to be more and more locks on the bridge. First you see just one... then maybe a group of 3...then 15... before you get to the fast filling middle sections of the bridge. There is always someone taking photos off them and it makes me smile to wonder if anyone has taken pictures of ours.

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What's great is knowing that behind each lock there is a couple with their own amazing story, if only locks could speak... I'm sure there would be plenty of material for a movie or two.

I wonder if our lock will still be here in another 7 years time...

Sxx

Posted by doyledan 14:01 Archived in Australia

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