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Love Padlocks - Cinque Terre by Marilyn Harris

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Love Padlocks – Cinque Terre

SOLD a Small Photographic Print (271mm x 203mm) – Lustre finish

For Valentine’s Day – February 14th.

Love padlocks are a custom by which sweethearts affix padlocks to a fence or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.

Perhaps the most famous example in Italy takes place on the Via Dell’Amore, a path connecting the towns of Manarola and Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre. The pathway’s legend holds that it was a meeting place for lovers from the two towns, and is now a favourite site for tourists to place their locks and throw the keys into the sea.

Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera in the Liguria region of Italy.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Shutter Speed: 1/400sec
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80


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Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled around Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.

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  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 3 years ago

    Vibrant and beautiful Marilyn, lovely narrative too! Looks like you had a ball over there :)

  • Thanks Tai. Yes, it was quite an adventure! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago

    What a lovely tradition!! Great capture Marilyn!! *-)

  • Thanks Deb! I was just amazed by the many padlocks everywhere! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoover 3 years ago

    Clever image. I notice some of these locks are combination locks. They don’t have a key to toss into the ocean to complete the tradition. Maybe they’re hedging their bets! LOL.
    Cordially, Ellen

  • Thanks Ellen! Yes, I noticed myself lol! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

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