In Ewiger Verbundenheit

Category: Places


Photo and caption by Kate Peters

This photo is of a lock and a view from an old bridge over the Donau. It's a Bavarian tradition that, when married, a young couple will fasten an engraved lock to a bridge in the place you intend to make your home, to remain there forever. The bridges you come across in Bavaria are therefore filled with colorful locks, all bearing love notes, lines of poetry, sometimes just two names engraved next to each other. The lock in my photo says: In Ewiger Verbundenheit: In an Eternal Bond. Married or no, after a year in Regensburg, I couldn't help but fasten my own sense of home there.

Location: Regensburg, Germany


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