Moscow, Russia, 14/02/2011. A bride shivers in temperatures of minus 14C while visiting a city centre bridge to hang a wedding padlock on an artificial tree.
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Moscow, Russia, 12/02/2011
A bride shivers in temperatures of minus 14C while visiting a city centre bridge to hang a wedding padlock on an artificial tree. A modern custom for newlyweds is to attach a personalised padlock to one of the tree sculptures on the bridge and then throw the key in the Moscow River below.

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2 Responses to “Photo Of The Week: Frozen Valentine”

  1. Oh, I saw this in Florence and wondered what the Hell it was all about. Seems to exist in other countries too.

  2. Jeremy admin says:

    Our recently departed mayor, er, appropriated the tradition. He was quite renowned for appropriating things.

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