This photo set is meant to tell the story of Love Padlocks in Florence.
I am copying from wikipedia:
I found few padlocks in Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) and much more on top of the Duomo (Cathedral). Climbing to the dome is by the way an intense experience. I think there about a billion steps on a tiny claustrophobic stairs but the close view of the dome from the inside and the panoramic view of the city from the top really worths the efford. There is even a rescuer near the top to provide help if needed.Love padlocks are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts at an increasing number of locations in the world to symbolize their everlasting love.
In Florence, Italy, 5,500 love padlocks affixed to the Ponte Vecchio bridge were removed by the city council. According to the council the padlocks both pose an aesthetic problem as well as scratch and dent the metal of the bridge.
Here are the photos:
I hope you enjoy the photo story of this romantic trandition.
The whole set can be found in my site
Part 1 - The River
Part 2 - The Duomo
Part 4 - The Haze
Part 5 - Pigeons
Part 6 - Shadows
Part 7 - Abstracts
Part 8 - Black&Whites