if my sister hadn’t told me, i would have never known. and to think at the time, she’d been in melbourne for only what, a week?
apparently, southgate footbridge has played host to thousands of couples literally putting their love on lock; throwing away the keys into the yarra river below, never to be seen again.
i wonder if all of them are still together.
just as i wonder if those padlocks are still there. last i heard, the city council wanted to get rid of them as they were weighing the whole structure down and compromising the safety of the bridge.
according to the news, a nearby cafe was interested in displaying those locks but i don’t know what happened to that either. when my sister comes back here, maybe we’ll have a look again and see if they’re still there.
that was last autumn, after all.