Tuesday, October 07, 2008

N Seoul Tower Tour, Part 2 (Locks Galore)

What are those things at the base of the tower? Those are locks visitors left behind as a momento of their journey here.


Here are more locks blocking the view beneath.


This is a close up of the locks and the view below.


I wonder who started this tradition. Someone mentioned that these are love locks as many are organized in a heart shape.


If I had a lock on display here, I would keep my key as a momento and not throw away.


- Karen

8 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh geesh Karen, that is one heck of a lot of keys, it would be interesting to know how and why this started.What an interesting story each of those locks have if they could talk. LOL

RuneE said...

I think you would have a problem with which lock to put it in! I would have felt all locked-in.

dot said...

Amazing! I wonder why they left locks. Google here I come!

dot said...

It's a "love" thing for couples who promise to love each other forever. You probably know that already. lol

photowannabe said...

Hmm, very fascinating. Its an interesting tradition.

Jim said...

I think I saw this place on the Amazing Race a few years ago.

Neva said...

What a very interesting tradition....I wonder how you would find your lock if you wanted it back? haha

The Hedlund Family said...

Hi. Great photos! These are love locks. You put the lock on and then throw away the key to symbolize the eternal nature of your love. There are love locks in many cities around the world. Check out my photos of the love lock bridge in Prague at www.smallwondersbigworld.tumblr.com