✖ love locks & the Brooklyn Bridge | New York

Before I tell you why I am obsessed about this bridge, let's hit the cold brutal facts about it on the table, provided us by Wikipedia. Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City. It connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, and previously it was called Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, and it crosses the East River.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States and it was the world's first steel-wire suspension bridge. Since opening back in 1883, it has become an icon of New York City, ranking among the city's most popular tourist attractions.

One of my childhood dreams, and yes this counts to my early years spent in my hometowns local library going through different maps and travel books, the Brooklyn Bridge came something that I was deeply obsessed about. If some of you don't know, I tend to go to the local library just to hang out and read books. I mean, I had friends but the library was my favourite place on Earth back then. I kind of miss that.

And the actual dream, which I casually left out of the previous sentence, was to walk across to Brooklyn from Manhattan via this bridge. Which I eventually did. Even my husband noticed it was a bucket list thing, considering how excited I was about it. Or how much I talked about it. You know, just like vegans have to say they're vegan (I'm vegan too, don't sue me), One Direction fans are going on and on about Harry's hair - that's my relationship to the Brooklyn Bridge.

While we were crossing the bridge, I overheard a conversation between two younger girls/women, who were wondering why you'd get a $100 fine if you attached a love lock into the bridge.

Don't get me wrong, I love when people show their love and love locks are a beautiful way to do so. If you want to destroy one of the most beautiful architectural pieces in the world. The thing is, if every single one of the tourists attached a lock to that bridge, it wouldn't be able to carry all the weight and then there wasn't a beautiful bridge anymore.

I mean, if you want to show your love in public, instead of a lock, what if you planted a tree somewhere? Like a love tree. You could watch it grow, go and chop it in your Midsummer bonfire if the relationship ends, and most of all, it would help the environment.

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