From Russia with Love

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.

Bride and groom in Moscow celebrating Russian tradition of adding a love padlock to a wedding tree to symbolize their love.

Bride and groom in Moscow celebrating Russian tradition of adding a love padlock to a wedding tree to symbolize their love.

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

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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12 Responses to From Russia with Love

  1. 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

    • Rusha Sams says:

      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.

  2. K.Z. says:

    what perfect timing! happy valentines day 🙂

  3. How romantic! And that is one gorgeous dress.

  4. suzjones says:

    How awesome. Great capture Rusha. 🙂

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