There are thousands of locks in all shapes and sizes, each of them representing the love between two people. It’s a growing collaborative sculpture that expresses the beauty of love and relationships.
The Eiserner Steg Bridge in Frankfurt, Germany, was originally built in 1868-1869 and updated in 1911. I’m not sure when the padlocks began appearing, but I’m glad that they are allowed to remain on this historic bridge.
I met a nice couple from Malaysia who were in Frankfurt on vacation with their children. We took pictures for each other and had a wonderful time sharing stories on the overcast day.
Then I pulled the lock out of my bag. It had traveled with me all the way from the U.S. The special love of my life is my son. So our love lock is now attached to the bridge.
As I headed back to the train station so I could return to the airport before my flight, I wondered about the people who had put their own locks on the bridge. Are they still together? I sure hope so. The locks are a way to freeze a moment in time when love and hope are strong.
If you ever head to Frankfurt, Germany, I highly recommend visiting the Eiserner Steg Bridge. It was the highlight of my brief time in Frankfurt.
I love you, Travis!!