Luzhkov Bridge | Moscow, Russia
The tradition of attaching “love locks” (meant to symbolize a couple’s everlasting love) to allegedly lucky spots is nothing new. (It’s become a custom in Serbia, China, Italy, and France, among others.) One spot where the phenomenon is now especially popular is Moscow’s Luzhkov Bridge, which features metal “Trees of Love” that were installed expressly for those coming to hang a padlock. Lovers inscribe a lock with their names or a personal message, and once the fixture is attached, the key for it is thrown over the bridge into the canal below—then, according to local legend, their union will remain unbroken.