O1534 : Padlocks on Halfpenny Bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Dublin, Ireland

Padlocks on Halfpenny Bridge
Padlocks on Halfpenny Bridge
Apparently this is a relatively new phenomenon, originating from Eastern Europe. Lovers write their names/initials on padlocks, lock them onto the bridge and throw away the key into the river. To signify their undying love for each other.

While I like the sentiment, this is an awful thing to do to such a beautiful and historic bridge. They regularly have to be cut off by the council and the Irish tax payer foots the bill.
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O1534, 703 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 13 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 157 342 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7742N 6:15.7984W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 157 342
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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