I Publicly Pledge My Love For You

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/02/14/monuments.to.love/index.html

Pictures below of 10 Lavish Monuments to Love (according to CNN).

 

Thornewood Castle, Lakewood, Washington

 

 

Petit Trianon, Versailles, France

Coral Castle, Miami, Florida

Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries, Scotland

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Boldt Castle, Heart Island, New York

Kellie's Castle, Perak, Malaysia

Chandor Gardens, Weatherford, Texas

Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

 

 

Although each of these places is wonderful, I enjoy the story of the picture below.

 

Ponte Milvio, Rome, Italy. Photo taken by Amanda Dobson. In late 2006, the bridge began attracting couples, who use a lamppost on the bridge to hang padlocks as a sign of their love. The ritual involves the couple locking the padlock to the lamppost, then throwing the key behind them into the Tiber. The ritual was invented by author Federico Moccia for his popular book and movie "I Want You". After April 13, 2007, couples had to stop this habit because that day the lamppost, owing to the weight of all padlocks, partially collapsed. As a replacement, a web site has been created allowing couples to use virtual padlocks. From July 2007, for people in love, it's possible to hang padlocks again thanks to steel columns put by the mayor.

 

 

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