Seoul Tower | Locks of Love
Nothing says love like a lock put on a chain link fence and throwing away the key. Er. Isn’t that some people’s concept of marriage.
In a humorous twist, the Seoul Tower’s “love-locks” have some drawbacks, as reported in the Korea Times today:
“As the number of locks increases, so does the number of problems they cause. As almost all the fences are filled with them, it is hardly possible for children to enjoy the surrounding view.
Since the event includes throwing away keys to prevent locks from being opened, there is a danger that other people under the terrace might be hit.
The tower operator put up a sign instructing lovers not to throw keys away and set up a ‘key bin’ for them. Some couples also hang their locks in inappropriate places, such as road barricades.”
Read the rest here.
For the lazy or the voyeurs among us, some photos on Flickr!
photo credit: bjornman
–The Seoul Satirist