Tonight I have been watching Olympic Curling, so have only a little bit of time to get a post together.The picture above is not from the Olympics, but from when I was last in Canada where it was on TV.
The Love Padlocks at Mount Namsan were made famous because of a TV show in South Korea and since that time thousands of padlocks have been left on the mountain.
The padlocks are left by sweethearts to symbolize their love. They are often left in pairs and the keys are thrown away to symbolize eternal or unbreakable love.There was a big problem with people throwing the keys off the terrace and endangering people below, so a key disposal site where you can drop of your keys was added. People will also leave other mementos such as cell phone cases, key rings, hearts, etc.. You can see them in the picture above.
Another interesting feature are the special benches where people slide together when they sit on them. Nice and cozy.
Since I visited Mount Namsan I have noticed Love Padlocks in other places. They appear on bridges and fences all over the world. The most recent ones I have seen have been in Jena, Germany on a bridge over the Saale River.
Happy Valentine’s Day