Locked in love

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

  • At the base of the 777 ft (236.7 m) Seoul Tower lovers attach padlocks, or love locks as they are known, to a fence as a sign of their ever-lasting love and devotion for one another. Once attached the key is then discarded so that their love can never be ‘unlocked.’

    The thousands of locks that are attached to the fence often have names written on them in permanent marker, and longer notes are written on heart-shaped key rings and even ugly plastic smart phone covers.

    Of course, any lovers who might visit the tower without a padlock at the ready can buy a colorful padlock and heart shaped keyring from the tower shot at an inflated price. But hey, true love is priceless though, right?