The worldwide craze for 'love locks' - New York puts its foot down

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, May 22, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    Wasn't there a thread about this recently? Was it Paris?
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  3. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    down with this sort of thing
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They've certainly had it really bad there too, but Brooklyn Bridge was bedecked in the things.
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Would make sense. I saw shit loads on the bridges when I was last in Paris.
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  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I started noticing them last year in London, when I used to cross Tower Bridge every day on my way to work. They got more frequent on the bridge as I was at that job. No, it wasn't me. Now I see them all the time - I was in Shoreditch the other day and there were shitloads all over a chainlink fence near the station.

    I think they're quite cute actually.
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  7. steeplejack

    steeplejack Reluctant Hardliner

    never heard of this at all

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  8. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I wondered what that was about,there are some on the Southbank and not as you might expect cheapo locks but large solid high security jobs.
  9. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    yeh. but they' ll jump the shark soon
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  11. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    I think they look nice. I don't see what the problem is

    I think I forst saw them in Milan about ten years ago
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  12. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    They look bloody awful, what kind of soppy twat thinks they're in any way romantic :confused:
  13. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Better than [​IMG]
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  14. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    At least they'll just rot away.
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  15. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Should Aqua expect something practical for the kitchen next Valentine's Day?
  16. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Reason 7675421 why modern life is shit.

    Fucking naff bollocks.
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  17. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    It's quite weird, associating a lock and key with love, when you think about it...

    ... having said that I would be into it, if I was the romantic teenager I once was :D
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  18. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    It's a bit chastity belt, isn't it.
  19. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    yeah, don't like the connotation of those at all. but I edited my post to say if I was a teen I might think it was somehow romantic. So maybe those are the people doing it?
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  20. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Valentines day could fuck off as well as far as I'm concerned :D
  21. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    you old romantic
  22. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I've always found the idea that hating a forced day of consumerist shite makes you unromantic an odd one.
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  23. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

    Careful now.
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  24. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I cross the Millennium Bridge most days and there is a gradual build up of locks and then a cull every month or so.

    So if people think it's some kind of eternal symbol of their relationship they are in la-la land.
  25. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Its just nice to have a special day.
    in the same way its nice to have any special day set aside to celebrate something. its not necessary, or important. just nice.
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  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Looking good!

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  27. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    sooner or later they'll make the bridge fall over and then what
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  28. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    I do think it looks good.


    Would you rather just a plain bridge?
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  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes, thanks.

    Why do you think this looks good?

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  30. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Its more interesting than a fence.
    there are stories attached to the placing of each one.
    it becomes a feature of the place.
    the shear number of people that have done it.

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