Sunday, March 14, 2010

Amore and a rainbow - Ponte Milvio, Rome

Last week I went to meet a friend near Ponte Milvio and finally remembered to bring my camera.

Couples buy locks (there were three guys selling locks on the bridge) write their names, the date and then throw the key into the river. Amore.

After the success of my friend's movie "Ho Voglia Di Te" so many people started doing this, one of the lampposts started to collapsed. Now there are several reinforced steel columns for the locks.

The original bridge was built in 206 BC. In AD 312 Constantine defeated his bitter rival Maxentius.

Later as I waited for the bus, I noticed the rainbow. Bellissima.


Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

I always think of rainbows as a sign of something good to come. In bocca al lupo for something fabulous for you!

Tracie P. said...

i love that tiziano ferro song that was featured in the soundtrack!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

cherrye - grazie. I hope you're right.

tracie p - I do remember seeing that video. It was very popular.

Redbonegirl97 said...

The locks are really cute.


Tracie P. said...

he kinda always has a total meltdown in every song.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

rbg - aren't they? Amore and all that.

tracie p - ha. so true.

Nuvola.Giacomo said...

do you know that some politician discuss of take off all the lockers because they ruin the old bridge?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ng - yes. I have heard that. At least the current situation is better than what was going on before.