locks of love.

On the bridge next to my house, an interesting trend has been going on for a few years now. Very rarely spotted in the beginning, they now appear in masses. The Love Locks.

I don't remember exactly, when it all began, but nowadays it seems to be all the rage to hang up an engraved lock on the day one gets married. Every time I cross the bridge and walk past the locks of love, I find it amusing how such a trend develops. It probably started with a young couple in love and an old lock they found somewhere at home. They scratched their initials in the metal and hung it on their favorite spot to watch the sunset. Now, couples buy a flashing lock and have it professionally engraved to hang it next to the literally thousand other ones.

Is it still romantic?