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Re: Love-lorn lock-hangers keep Paris busy

Travel Rob ·
As Kingtikitaki showed, South Korea has the right idea. Make certain areas where people can put the love locks, so they don't put them everywhere. Trying to stop them, is just not working.
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

PHeymont ·
Which seems like a lot of trouble for thieves to go through, when simple snips will cut the lock...if you don't feel like cutting into the suitcase with a box-cutter. I'very always viewed suitcase locks as a device to keep the zipper from opening accidentally during handling, and once I discovered that European security people didn't have or use the keys (they clipped the locks), I went back to using twist ties or cable ties. Much cheaper, work well.
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

PortMoresby ·
I assume locks on suitcase are like locks on our doors, as someone installing one at my house once said, to "keep honest people out". Or maybe just slowing down the dishonest ones, although not by much, I'm sure, in either case. A better plan might be to have nothing of value to such people where they can take it. The highest probability of theft from our bags seems to be from the baggage handlers. I wonder how they choose bags to go through? Maybe by size, the smaller the bag, the less...
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Re: Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

DrFumblefinger ·
I've always viewed locks as a deterrent, not as a security vault. Something to make it difficult for the baggage handler who'd like to snoop through my bag from doing so without inconvenience and making it obvious that it had been done. I never check in anything valuable. Those things always come with me in my carry-on bag, which I also keep locked.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

Travel Rob ·
When I first started seeing the locks, I thought it was a vow to return- which still makes more sense to me then locking up love on a bridge
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Sadly I think this is just an act of symbolism. Most of those locked loves are unlocked by the two participants in short order. I've always worried about the weight of all that metal on a bridge, and hearing that it damaged the bridge is no surprise. I think the idea of placing them elsewhere is a good one.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

PHeymont ·
No one really knows where it started, but it's spread all over the world in the past few years—"Love Locks" snapped onto railings, especially on bridges.   Some hate them and feel they disfigure spaces with other purposes (in Basel, we...
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June 4, 2017 Brewing Vats on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
The Erie Canal is used mostly by pleasure craft these days, but Jonathan L had the chance to see a major industrial shipment pass through.
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Paris set to unlock the 'Love Locks' problem

PHeymont ·
  'Love Locks,' those padlocks attached to bridges and monuments all over, with the key thrown away to symbolize unbreakable affection, have been the subject of a serious backlash in many cities, and now Paris is ready to move on demands by local...
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Your TSA Approved Locks Won't Keep Thieves Out

Travel Rob ·
The TSA requires any lock on luggage to be branded as “travel sentry approved”, so they search the bag without breaking the lock. Those master keys for the TSA to get into the bags have been closely guarded by...
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Little Venice: Unexpected London

PHeymont ·
Far from the most famous attractions of London, an unusual neighborhood along a stretch of the Regent's Canal
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France's problem: Fewer tourists, more 'love-locks'

PHeymont ·
France struggles with a drop in tourism after the terrorist attacks, and also faces the seemingly endless issue of 'love-locks.'
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January 4, 2017: Love Locks, Newcastle

View from the Chair Photography shares today's Pic of the Day, an interesting perspective of Love locks on the High Level Bridge in Newcastle.
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Love-lorn lock-hangers keep Paris busy

PHeymont ·
Despite all efforts, the love locks keep appearing on Paris bridges, which had previously been damaged by tons of locks. New measures are in place, but...
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Dec. 21, 2015: Love Locks at N Seoul Tower

Kingtikitaki ·
Kingtikitaki takes us to the love lock fence at N Seoul Tower. And unlike so many places that discourage people to put locks up, N Seoul Tower encourages it in designated areas.
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Re: Dec. 21, 2015: Love Locks at N Seoul Tower

DrFumblefinger ·
I really like the "love lock tree"concept. Love locks have a nice sentiment, are hard to stop even if you wanted to, so might as well embrace them. Nice post, thanks.
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Re: Dec. 21, 2015: Love Locks at N Seoul Tower

PHeymont ·
Yes, as tacky as the sentiment is (I mean, lock up your love and throw away the key?) it's not going to end, and trying to banish it to an out-of-the-way place won't work either. But provide it with a setting that is special in its own way, and maybe it will work. In Heidelberg last summer we noted that there were hardly any locks on the city's Alte Brucke (Old Bridge), but next to the bridge, with a view of it and the castle, we spotted the Heidelbergerliebesstein, or Heidelberg Love Stone.
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Re: January 4, 2017: Love Locks, Newcastle

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent vantage point; wonderful photo!!
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Re: Little Venice: Unexpected London

George G. ·
Also was delighted to see the unexpected Regent's Canal when we visited the London Zoo. My photo attached.
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Welland Canal and St. Catharines Museum (Where Gumbo was #379)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Welland Canal, which bypasses Niagara Falls and provides navigatable passage between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
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Lockport, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Lockport, home of the only boat lock on the Canadian prairies and a dam across the Red River of a unique and historic design.
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Walking the Kennet & Avon Canal

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby takes a 54 mile walk along one of England’s most beautiful canals.
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