Latvian Love Padlocks in the Snow
It’s a bit fuzzy as to who started this tradition where and why. Romans say that the heroines in a book by Federico Moccia started the trend and in Serbia locks started appearing on a certain bridge after a local school teacher was jilted by her lover and died of a broken heart. The bridge was the place the two used to meet at.
Fact is that they’re popping up everywhere around the world, much to the dismay of many local authorities and other admirers of structures old and new.