Love in Copenhagen: Love locks at Bryggebroen
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovebirds out there! I hope you get to spend the day with someone you love – be that your significant other, your sister, your parents, or your dog. Personally, I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, although I usually like to take the opportunity to go out for dinner, seeing as many restaurants have special menus. But otherwise I’m not really for all those overly romantic gestures. One thing I’ve always found cute though are love locks – basically, the couple writes their names or initials on a small padlock and ties it to a bridge. Then they throw the key in the water, sealing their love forever. Of course, should things ever go south, one of them will have to suit up in a diver’s suit and go for an extensive dive to retrieve that key!
In Copenhagen, there’s a bridge over the harbor, connecting the center and Islands Brygge. It starts behind the Fisketorvet mall and is for bikes and pedestrians exclusively. And it’s been slowly filling up with love locks! I went for a little walk there today and took pictures of my favorites.
How about you? What are you doing on Valentine’s Day? And have you ever put up a love lock anywhere – maybe even here in Copenhagen?