Breda’s Love Locks

Inspiration, Travel

Breda, The Netherlands (September 2015)

“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who isn’t from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.”
– Anonymous

In the photo above, you can see many locks on chainlink. I took this photo yesterday at the Breda main harbor, edging on the vast amount of bustling shops and moored vessels. I have seen this kind of activity before and I just had to capture it in a photograph.

In Paris, France, there is a bridge called Pont Des Arts. Tourists began putting locks on the bridge with their names inscribed or written on them as a sign of commitment to their lovers. The keys are thrown into the river below. This kind of activity began in late 2008, and has become very popular as thousands of locks are left here annually. Upon further research, I found images of love locks around the world. There is even several companies that inscribe specialty locks for this purpose. How fascinating! I also think this could be an interesting concept for further study in regards to environment and sustainability. It was so neat to see a small community movement similar to such a large French metropolitan city. This is just another amazing example of how awesome it is here in Breda!

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