Eastern European Oddities

Originally uploaded by eva_p

This is something we saw a lot in several eastern european countries, but especially in the Baltic States: when people get married, they fix a lock to a bridge, usually with their names printed on it. I guess it’s supposed to make the marriage last longer… We also saw this in Russia, but I’m not sure it works very well (according to our Lonely Planet, divorce rate in Russia is 60%….).