Saturday, June 2, 2012

True love

In Ukraine it's popular for couples to commemorate their love by placing a personalized lock in a public place. I think this is sweet. What do you think? Would you do it?
A lovers' bridge over the Lopan river
As you can see, Kharkov is a very romantic city
 Some of the more unique locks:
Did you know that the Russian word for ladybug translates to God's little cow? божья коровка
Marina + Slava = love
Aleksandr + Tatiana
A very unusual piece of art...
25 years
Ambitious! : )
Seryozha ♥ Natasha. Sept 30th, 20??
Russia's flag, followed by a faded Ukrainian flag
Tanya + Eric
Tanya + Igor. Sept 2nd, 2011
It's so cool to be close, together and forever, whispering sweet words to each other... and realize that in this world there are no two happier hearts than these two!
Denis + Olya
Our wedding. April 28th, 2012
Drop me a line in the comments with your favorite!

See more recent pictures in True Love 2 and True Love 3 (aka the time we put our own lock on the bridge!)


  1. I know a lot about my city from your blog! There are so many things I did never pay attention to. Thank you very much Katherine!

    1. Thank you for reading, Timur! And for making several of these stories possible :)

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    1. Favorite? Probably the swan lock because it's the most detailed.... definitely a labor of love. Have you run across any bridges/places like this in Kiev?

  3. No, I didn't mean favourite:) Did you have one made? Yes, we saw a small bridge in Kiev but it's also a huge tradition in Moscow. In fact, couples used to just throw them in the Moscow River and then apparently the government didn't like the pollution it was causing and that's how this tradition started. I don't remember the whole story though. Anyways, it's a lot prettier this way!

    1. Gotcha! No, we haven't done this. I've always wanted to have our wedding here in Ukraine though, so maybe it will happen.... Thanks for the info about Moscow :)

  4. Oh the swans are so pretty!