Around Moscow3b

Jon Ayres

Moscow, Russian Federation

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Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov launched another of his projects, this time turning an unwanted railroad bridge into a pedestrian bridge which crosses the Moscow or as its officially known as the Vodootvodny Canal. built in 1780s on a site of old Moskva River bed to control floods and support shipping. Canal construction created an island between Moskva river and the canal. The island acquired its present shape in 1938, with the completion of Moscow Canal megaproject. Canal is spanned by ten bridges, the eleventh is now under construction. Today the bridge name for Moscow’s mayor is now something of a Russian wedding tradition where newly weds go after their wedding ceremony and lock a pad lock onto the bridge railing. As long as the lock stays locked to the bridge, the newly weds love will remain locked. The mayor did not like so many pad locks being locked to his bridge, to hard to paint the railings each spring, so he order that no more locks be placed on the bridge rails, instead he place a ugly metal tree in the middle of teh bridge for couples to place their pad locks on.

Here I spotted a yound couple watching the fountains in the canal when a wedding party came to place their pad lock, I wonder what they are thinking of, nice dreams for the girl and nightmares for the man?

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