Love locked & lost in Novgorod

Love locked & lost in Novgorod
Novgorod, Russian Federation

Novgorod, Russian Federation

We’ve all seen the practice of people placing locks on bridge balustrades engraved with their names and sentiments. Well on the bridge over the river beside the Novgorod kremlin I found a new take on this. A lock with the words ‘Hate you!’ in English had been placed around an already attached one. I can only imagine that the person who attached this lock was no longer in love with the person with whom they had attached the first one. Unable or not wanting to cut the original lock away (keys are customarily thrown into the river by the vowing couples after the lock is attached), they simply and efficiently attached what can politely be called the ‘annulment’ lock. I suppose it makes her or his dissatisfaction with the other party more public (in English language though). I wonder if there’ll come a ‘rebuttal lock’?!

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