Wedding Locks

Europe, Travel

Locks. Lots of them. Attached to the Bastion Hill bridge in Riga. Why?

riga  015Well, they’re no longer just locks. They’re symbols. Attaching locks to bridges is a popular tradition among newly married couples in Latvia. It symbolizes the stability and strength of their union. After the ceremony they walk to the bridge, place their lock (often engraved with their initials and the date of their wedding) and then throw the key into the river below. So, every lock you see here is a love story. Tangible proof of someone’s love for another. I think it’s a charming custom. The world needs more “love locks” and less violence:)  Location: Riga, Latvia

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2 thoughts on “Wedding Locks”

  1. Lovely photo 🙂 There are many places around the world where people do this. Quite cool 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kind regards,


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