We live in a day and age where it is so easy to connect with others…and as a result, lot of us are connected with others. People from our past, people from around the globe, we’re connected with people we don’t even know. But though the ways to connect are many, actual, meaningful connections, are few. The topic was “connect” and I found myself in my Florence, Italy photo album, noticing different ways of actually being connected. Follow my brief photo journey of connections in Florence.
Looooong before there was the present day ‘connection devices’ like internet or telephones…there were these bridges, crossing Arno River in Florence, Italy, connecting communities to each other.
Below, another bridge, Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) does the same thing, yet is adorned with jewellery, art, and souvenir shops along the top of it.
I’m sure many of you have seen various examples of this all over the world, and maybe, you’re a suck like me, and your heart is warmed at the thought of passionate lovers, proclaiming their never ending love for each other using love locks or love padlocks. Lovers have their initials inscribed on a padlock, affix it to a bridge, and then throw away the key to symbolize their unbreakable love. This photo was taken on the Ponte Vecchio, clearly prior to city council removing this fresh set. As romantic as the idea of love locks are, they are regularly removed by council. Good intentions though! 🙂