Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rust Never Sleeps

Love padlocks, LivornoSo near to sea, our love padlocks are getting rustier by the day.Rusty lamp post, LivornoYou are probably familiar with this lamp post from the left picture in our header. It was taken when the post was still in better shape.

See also: Love Padlocks - End of TAN

24 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

What an interesting place to put them!

Luis Gomez said...

The love padlocks image is great! It is amazing what rust has done to the lamp post VP.

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful proof of time movement, a joy for the sense of touch as well.

Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Leif Hagen said...

I really like the rusty love padlocks photo! I just wish someone would start that somewhere in my city!

Randy said...

I agree with Luis the padlocks are my favorite too.

Jack said...

I have seen love locks in Cinque Terre and other European locations, but never in the U.S. It is a sweet tradition.

Kate said...

I read the links and love the "tradition!" Perhaps we old folks should start a tradition here in USA for all the younguns!!

Small City Scenes said...

Rust happens!!! I kinda like rust on some things. and anytime you live by so much water you probably will have rusty objects. MB

cieldequimper said...

Rust can be beautiful, here in the allegory of love. The lamp post is another story...

Dina said...

I hope the undying love promised by those looks is not rusting as well.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great pictures VP,
I love lamp pictures and this one is fabulous, congratulations!
Léia

mammadeglialieni said...

ma dai, i livornesi si sà...vanno a mode....ma certo i lucchetti...non ci risparmiamo nulla, eh?

vabbè, non importa, intanto a livorno c'è il sole e qui a pavia c'è la nebbia. uff!

VP said...

@ mammadeglialieni - Niente sole oggi, le foto sono di qualche giorno fa...

Halcyon said...

You can't run and you can't hide form the rust!

Birdman said...

No one will steal it, anyway. Safe and Secure!

JM said...

Both are great shots but I love the subject and composition on top.

Kaori said...

Why are there so many locks on that chain? Love your second photo ;-)

Babzy said...

i don't know what to think of these padlocks ... to many of them .... Love is freedom !

VP said...

@ Kaori - Please check the link about love padlocks for an answer...

Gunn said...

I have seen love padlocks in Paris, but now also in Italy.
Goes well with what we scandinavians have heard about the latin - passion - love! :)
I liked the top text and the photos, PLUS the BLUE sky!:)

EG Wow said...

The padlock tradition is such an interesting one. I have never seen it here...but since love is involved I expect to see padlocks growing on bridges or lamp posts any day.

Steffe said...

Spreading all over the world this idea. That first photo is a winner with that impressive backdrop.

Tash said...

I remember your love-pad locks post...I hope the rust just binds the lock tighter!
Pretty harsh environment to rust the lamp post so quickly...I adore that photo.
Of course, the title brings back memories of listening to Neil Young...saw him in concert when I worked as an usher at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion (serious classical music concert hall) in November of '76.

Vickie said...

There are Love Locks all around Southern Utah. Lovelocks, Inc. is erecting "Lovescapes" where ever anyone wants them as a home for the padlocks. Check out www.lovelocksonline.com