‘Love Locks’ in Rome

This photograph may seem bizarre to many people (vandalism to some) but it became quite a craze in the romantic city of Rome last year. By the Trevi Fountain lovers would write their names on a padlock and attach it to the railings in front of the church dedicated to Saints Vincent and Anastasius. This fad became known as Love Locks, but sadly they have been removed now by order of the Church. The simple imagery of love was very potent to me, the idea and the symbolism of ‘locking’ your love for everyone else to see maybe cheesy but it tugs at my rusty heart strings.

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