Bonjour Budapest

Love padlocks

Posted in Miscellaneous by bonjourbudapest on July 4, 2010

lovelocks

The first love padlocks appared in Hungary in the 80’s, in the city of Pécs. The first padlocks linked the local mosque to the medieval cathedral, as a symbol of peace and harmony between the two. The tradition spreaded all over Hungary and then to other European cities. Today, local authorities try to discourage this tradition, which is considered as vandalism.

Photo: G.Narbonne. All rights reserved.

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