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Love Locks

This 100 year old fad is a new one on me. Love Locks!

Roosevelt Park Love LocksThis year padlocks started to show up on this walking bridge between the East and West halves of Roosevelt Park in South East Minot. My first reaction was... what the heck!

I knew there had to be something to it and as more and more locks appeared I noticed names written on the locks. With that little bit of knowledge I typed into my browser "Padlock Love" and walla. I'm now wikki informed that it's a 100 year old fad started in Serbia.

The short story is this: A local schoolmistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjačka Banja, fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece where he fell in love with a local woman from Corfu. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love. To read more head over to wikki.

So I'm curious, have you ever participated in this fad? I may become a participant tomorrow... you all know what a romantic I am. 

BOB TIMM, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Custom Homes- MINOT

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Comment balloon 28 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • September 07 2018 12:39AM

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I believe Hallmark had a movie of the same name and about the tradition.  I have not done it but am looking forward to your photos!!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) 16 days ago

Thanks Susan Haughton  . I will post a couple more soon.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

Morning Bob.

No sir, I have never done that.  My heart, has been madly in love with my wife for the past, almost 51 years.  No need to write it on a padlock

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 16 days ago

Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm interesting post and tradition...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 16 days ago

I have not participated, but I know all about this as there is a famous bridge, the Pont des Arts, in Paris that I used to cross regularly that had locks upon locks upon locks. In 2015 the city of Paris began removing locks because they were causing a structural problem to the bridge because of their weight.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 16 days ago

I have heard of simalar fads like this.Sorta neat if you ask me

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 16 days ago

I didn't know what it was, so looked it up - they throw the keys away to symbolize unbreakable love. So eventually that fence will be totally full of locks that have to be removed with wirecutters? It's a cute romantic notion, but I wouldn't participate. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 16 days ago

I have not participated in this Bob.  But, it may be a good place for getting rid of some old combo lockboxes.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 16 days ago

Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm,

I saw the locks in Paris on Pont des Arts before they began removing them..we've seen them hung on many other bridges in Europe including the Lake of Love in Belgium. Its really fun to see and read the names often inscribed on the locks!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 16 days ago

Imagine how surprised your wife would be James Dray if you took her on a walk over a bridge and pulled out a lock with her name on it and placed it on the bridge. No doubt it would leed to a great kiss.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

Barbara Todaro , North Dakota is a little slow on fads but I knew something was up this year when these locks started appearing. I had to Google it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

Nina Hollander one more with our names on it couldn't hurt could it? 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

I thought so as well William Feela .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

Kat Palmiotti it is romantic but I agree... not to environmentally sound.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

I've got a few of those laying around Gabe Sanders . I think I should sacrifice one for love.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

I'm curious as to if some have dates on them Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR ? It would be fun to see how many date back 50 to 100 years ago.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 16 days ago

Hi Bob,
I have heard of this but have never participated.

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 16 days ago

Good morning Bob. I saw this in some places I traveled but never knew the meaning.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 16 days ago

Bob,

I was going ot mention the Paris Bridge, and I see that Nina Hollander mentioned it also.  Great minds...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 16 days ago

It was new to me this year Carol Williams  but as the number kept going up I knew there was something to it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 15 days ago

Sheila Anderson I would bet there are several locks out there and a trail of broken hearts behind.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 15 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel you and Nina Hollander are two of the greatest minds I know .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 15 days ago

Bob I have heard this story and it's so cool! Do take a pic of your love lock!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 15 days ago

How cool that is to have love locks in Minot, Bob!  I understand there is a bridge in Paris that has a similar tradition!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 15 days ago

Will do Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 . I need to figure out which lock I don't want to use anymore.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 15 days ago

That's what Nina Hollander and A. said Myrl Jeffcoat . I also read that several places are removing and banning them.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 15 days ago

I bet that fence is full in no time Bob "RealMan" Timm I remember seeing a lock bridge in a movie scene...but I don't remember the movie now.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 15 days ago

Susan Haughton mentioned a movie as well Lisa Von Domek but she to could not remember the name of it either. The locks must have been the best part of the movie .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 15 days ago

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