GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 6 – TBILISI – LOVE PADLOCKS

by Antonio Gil April. 22, 2018 2929 views

♫♫ Gwen Guthrie – Padlock ♫♫

Most sources seem to agree that the tradition began in the city of Pécs in Hungary, sometime during the early 1980s. Smitten students started hanging padlocks on an iron fence linking the main square to the medieval cathedral. Within a short time, the fence was completely covered with declarations of love and, nowadays, Pécs has gained a reputation as a paramount romantic destination.

However, in China, it seems that locks and keys have been used to symbolise love, marriage and eternal commitment for a great deal longer. Nowadays, one of China's most famous scenic locations, Mount Huangshan, has become a popular spot to attach a love padlock. Thousands of lovelocks hang from Lotus Peak's chain fence, placed by tourists from all around the world. Lovers throw the keys into the abyss below, thus locking their memories to the Hunagshan Mountain forever.

http://www.engravedpadlocks.com

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Amy Daniels 1 year, 7 months ago

What a beautiful story and photos

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 1 year, 7 months ago

Glad you've liked it Amy smile

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Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Indeed 😊

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Radha Mistry 1 year, 7 months ago

Like picture7

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Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks Radha

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Sonia Lamba 1 year, 7 months ago

Love this post! #3 never saw a heart shaped lock before! True love 😜

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sonia Lamba 1 year, 7 months ago

Me too smile Thanks Sonia

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

I love traveling with You & T, to places I would never see, otherwise.....
The bonus info & music leaves nothing lacking!
 Wonderful camera work, as always, Amigo!
I'm always keen to see your next installment!
Bravo!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

And I'm always keen to show them to you dear friend. Thank you so much for your encouraging words

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Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Agreed Jay

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Heike 1 year, 7 months ago

Another great set of photos ! What a beautiful town !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 1 year, 7 months ago

Glad you've liked it dear friend smile

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Shane Coleman 1 year, 7 months ago

All of these are really great... and the B&W I thought was stunning!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Shane Coleman 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you so much for the compliment dear friend. smile

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Scribe 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you, Angil.
Beautifully captured fairy tales of now and forever. 

I remember the paths we took that day,
when we secured our love-lock on the bridge,
and trusting true love, we threw the key away;
then along the way, we fell off a ridge,
and letting go, we were free to laugh and say,
what fools we were, falling for a silly sales pitchkey

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Antonio Gil Replied to Scribe 1 year, 7 months ago

You've just described the ups and downs of a life together. Stellar words dear friend. smile

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Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

#7 I love the play of the highlights and shadows along with the textures in this shot. #3Of the lock series this is my favorite.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

It was not easy to recovery this picture (#7) because the highlights were too predominant here. Thanks Russel

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

I am finding predominate highlights in black and white work well because for me they resemble what I would see with my eyes.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

That's also true, although from a aesthetic point of view I do not like when that happens.

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José Manuel 1 year, 7 months ago

Nice, +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 7 months ago

Obrigado Zé. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago

I love the perspective, although on a couple of them I could see myself getting dizzy and falling over :) Interesting to see the "wall of locks" They seem to be all over Europe.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 7 months ago

Those things spread like a plague smile Thanks dear Camellia

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Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 7 months ago

Hahahaha. Undoubtedly

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

GORGEous! I imagine, that sometimes that gorge is filled up to the brim with roaring and dangerous river.
I didn't know in 1992, that Pécs was the first padlock-madness-city! I rember in the first place heat, dust, mosques, roman ruins and the long face of my husband, when our three year old daughter was eating all the raw meat (tartar) like a starving wolf from his plate. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

Love your choice of GORGeous words to comment this post. LOL with that tartar meal of your chef to be daughter smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

wink

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Difficult to choose in this series. Like them all. The locks you see worldwide now.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

It's a fashion now. In this globalized world fashion tends to spread really fast. Thanks for your compliment my friend

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Francesc 1 year, 7 months ago

Fantastic compositions...I love the last one in b&w...Great work Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you for your never ending support my friend.

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