Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lock On!

You guys!  The locks are in Italy too!  It's an epidemic!

So today I'm in Cinque Terra (beyond awesome, highly recommended) and I'm wandering down the Via Dell'Amore ("Love Walk" awww... though for the record, the path that goes between Monterosso and Vernazza is waaaay more fun) and what do I happen to espy?  Locks!  Not as many as the bridge in Paris, but a flippin' ton of them and some of them even have "Via Dell'Amore" inscribed on them - which begs the question, did this trend begin here?  Or is it a larger international trend that some enterprising Italian has decided to merchandise?  And why didn't anyone tell me?  How did I not know this was happening?  It's so freaking cute

Since someone (*cough* Kali *cough*) has been nagging for pictures, behold, the locks of Cinque Terra (and a few other snaps from today):


At first I think there are just a couple locks. Then...
And if you walk a little further... yep. They're even hanging from the ceiling.
Living on the edge in Manarola...
My favorite path, between Monterosso and Vernazza...
And I walked so far, I destroyed my shoes. And me with no duct tape. The horror! This one I like to call "A Shoe with a View."

3 comments:

Kali Robaina said...

Thank you!!

You know I wouldn't have to nag you for pictures if you would have just stuffed me in your luggage.

Vivi Andrews said...

You can stow away in my luggage anytime. Provided you are willing to help carry it through train stations. Damn thing's heavy.

Kali Robaina said...

I will happily help you lug it through train stations...especially considering without me in it the weight would go down by a good bit. We would have a distinct lack of things to wear though so we should stick to beach-y locations that only require bathing suits.