Photo courtesy of Laura Dudley

Laura has been quite the travel bug this summer (more on that soon). At the beginning of June she visited her once upon a time home, Russia. We’ll throw together another post of her musings around the city but we wanted to highlight the love lock trees in Moscow. These ‘trees’ are home to hundreds of padlocks that are inscribed with the names and wedding dates of happy couples.
How cute!

Photo courtesy of Laura Dudley

Originally couples would attach their padlock of love to any bridge or fence to publicly display their forever love. In order to quell the random appearances of padlocks here and there officials set up ‘trees’ along a bridge over the Vodootvodny Canal in Moscow where lovers (and their locks) could gather.

Photo courtesy of Laura Dudley

Apparently love locks are not solely a Russian tradition. Check out these other places where locks of love can be found! (We love that the blog post on international love locks comes from a locksmiths blog. How awesome!)

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