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):