posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR
Just returned from Italy where we spent time in Florence, Sorrento and Cinque Terre. What a beautiful country! I get inspiration from beautiful scenery, and here are some photos from Florence:
Padlocks, photo by Shelley Brucar. This is an interesting tradition in Italy, for which I have found 2 meanings. I believe, originally, closing a padlock and throwing the key into the river was a popular tradition followed by militarymen who had completed their compulsory service. Now however, couples write their names on padlocks, attach them to a guard rail, and throw the keys into the sea, symbolizing love forever.
Italy offers everything from big city to calm and beautiful country. More photos from Cinque Terre, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei and Amalfi Coast to follow.