I found out about this tradition from Abby's blog http://thevivere.blogspot.com/--a Russian tradition called LOCKS FOR LOVE. Here, bridges, fences and
sometimes trees are covered with different padlocks...heart shaped, house shaped
as well as normal shapes. When a couple marries, they close their lock in one of
these spots and throw the key away, symbolic of making their love untouchable as
The fence is my photo, much altered, the rest is googled.