We seldom are in the right place at the right time, camera in hand, with a few minutes to savor the moment. But it did happen . . . at least once. During a day of sightseeing in Moscow, we were scheduled to meet our guide on the Luzhkov bridge where, we learned later, lovers hang padlocks on tree-shaped structures, symbolizing their eternal love for one another.
And just as we arrived, so did a bride and groom! We witnessed the ceremony first-hand with the wedding couple “in the moment,” pledging their support of one another!
So, enjoy the time-old Russian tradition just as we did.
And enjoy your Happy Valentine’s Day today!
Rusha and Bert
12 thoughts on “From Russia with Love”
Aw! I love LOVE!
It is sweet, isn’t it!!! And I always love seeing brides! Thanks for reading!
Rusha and Bert, This is wonderful! I have seen several “locks of love” – usually attached to bridges, but never trees. So cool! Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. 🙂 ~Terri
Had a great Valentine’s Day even though it was low-key! The trees were a phenomenon we had never seen. We also observed several outdoor weddings, so different from the US where they are all mostly indoors.
what perfect timing! happy valentines day 🙂
Thanks! And Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!
Thanks. It couldn’t have worked out better. So fun to actually be right there when something like that happens!
How romantic! And that is one gorgeous dress.
It’s really a neat tradition. However, the guide told us that the divorce rate is high in Russia. I’m not sure how many of those padlocks stay on!!
How awesome. Great capture Rusha. 🙂
Thanks! I was so excited, and you can see how close I got to the couple. I was afraid someone might just knock that American out of the way!