Over the weekend, I went to Dublin for a Massage. Over much of Europe, a tradition of sweethearts has taken hold since the early 2000’s, where the sweethearts affix padlocks to bridges. Here in Dublin, being just 10 days after Valentine’s Day, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were plenty of Padlocks of Love with messages in “sharpie” markers written on them attached to the historic Ha’Penny bridge.
While skies were overcast (and we had many a snow flurry), I thought it added to the lovely idea of two loves locked together despite the bad weather and the turbulent waters rushing in the River Liffey below.
The thing is that it’s quite controversial – and they’re not sure to remain. The city council has ordered that the locks be removed – because they are potentially damaging to the bridge.
City Council cuts locks off bridge
I suspect, however, that even if cut off, the sweethearts will return to continue the tradition – in the name of Love.