Lock of the I Wish


Notice the “Vinus Bridge” on the sign. This happens in Japan all the time. The maker of the sign transliterates because they don’t know the English word is “Venus”.
Venus Bridge is a lover’s lookout. Couples go their and some put a lock there.

Here is a closer look.

Let’s look at one. They often have writing.

“I love you. Always be near me. In the future I will also support you.”

Time to see the “bridge”.


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22 thoughts on “Lock of the I Wish”

  1. It would be really funny if someone would use a few simple lock picking tools and then re-lock the locks and let them lay on the ground.

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  2. 10 Cents:

    Gerard:
    It would be really funny if someone would use a few simple lock picking tools and then re-lock the locks and let them lay on the ground.

    Stunned silence.

    yea, I know, it’s a “custom” thing that I violated. Sorry…

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  3. MJBubba:
    Nice pictures.   I really like the twilight photo from underneath.

    That is off the Internet.(Gerry, do have the link?) I was there only in the morning. That looked professional and taken from the middle of the road.

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  4. MJBubba:
    Love Locks is a thing.  It started in Europe but I am too triflin’ to look up where or when.  I don’t have a reason to doubt the Wikipedia version:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock#Notable_locations_and_controversies

    https://www.top10hq.com/top-10-famous-love-lock-bridges-in-the-world/

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-27758940/lovelocks-collapse-paris-bridge-rail

    I didn’t know it came from Europe. I suppose a Master Locks would trigger  global meltdown.

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  5. Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    Gerard:
    It would be really funny if someone would use a few simple lock picking tools and then re-lock the locks and let them lay on the ground.

    Stunned silence.

    yea, I know, it’s a “custom” thing that I violated. Sorry…

    If I moved your truck halfway across the parking lot while you were shopping would that be a “custom” thing or be knee slapping funny?

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  6. The “love locks” phenomenon, according to the Wikipedia article, dates to a Serbian story from World War I, but it really seemed to take off after 2000 in Europe and has since spread around the world.

    • On 20 May 2015, council authorities in Melbourne, Australia, began removing love locks from Southgate footbridge due to safety concerns. Around 22,000 love locks were reported to have been fixed to the railings, causing cables to sag.
    • On 9 May 2014, the weight of the padlocks on the Pont Des Arts bridge [in Paris] was blamed for the collapse of part of the parapet. The city began an experiment in September 2014 on the Pont des Arts, replacing three panels with a special type of glass that would prevent locks from being attached.  On 1 June 2015, the locks were taken down due to the collapsing of the bridge.

    They would seem to be a gift to those wishing to acquire and master the art of lock picking.

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  7. John Walker:
    The “love locks” phenomenon, according to the Wikipedia article, dates to a Serbian story from World War I, but it really seemed to take off after 2000 in Europe and has since spread around the world.

    • On 20 May 2015, council authorities in Melbourne, Australia, began removing love locks from Southgate footbridge due to safety concerns. Around 22,000 love locks were reported to have been fixed to the railings, causing cables to sag.
    • On 9 May 2014, the weight of the padlocks on the Pont Des Arts bridge [in Paris] was blamed for the collapse of part of the parapet. The city began an experiment in September 2014 on the Pont des Arts, replacing three panels with a special type of glass that would prevent locks from being attached.  On 1 June 2015, the locks were taken down due to the collapsing of the bridge.

    They would seem to be a gift to those wishing to acquire and master the art of lock picking.

    In Japan there seems to be designated love lock places. The photo I put up is made so it is easy to get rid of locks since they are put on cables.

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  8. 10 Cents:

    Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    Gerard:
    It would be really funny if someone would use a few simple lock picking tools and then re-lock the locks and let them lay on the ground.

    Stunned silence.

    yea, I know, it’s a “custom” thing that I violated. Sorry…

    If I moved your truck halfway across the parking lot while you were shopping would that be a “custom” thing or be knee slapping funny?

    Excuse me, do you know what the word “custom” also means? Did you see the word; “SORRY”.

    There you go getting all “Joe Biden” again…

    (adult language in clip)

    [video width="624" height="352" mp4="https://www.ratburger.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Robin-Williams-–-Rambling-Joe-Biden.mp4"][/video]

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  9. 10 Cents:

    MJBubba:
    Nice pictures.   I really like the twilight photo from underneath.

    That is off the Internet.(Gerry, do have the link?) I was there only in the morning. That looked professional and taken from the middle of the road.

    I used maps.google.com then asked for “Kobe Japan” and then entered “Venus bridge” after Japan. Then zoomed in.    I clicked on the little yellow man icon in the lower right of the screen. That gives “street view” and other views as seen as little circles. I positioned the view from the downhill side on the road.  Did a screen capture, (see below), brought it into Photoshop 7, cropped it to remove the google stuff, then with Photoshop, grabbed splotches of the road to overlay the Japanese text on the road.

    It’s a “fun” thing to do, use maps.google.com, try it yourself some day.

    Here’s a link to one of the “few” little circles near me. If you use the mouse you can get a 360 degree view and maybe see the “tree house”.  (That “stream” is called Roaring Brook”, in the 50’s a flood caused by a hurricane roared down that chasm and wiped out a railroad bridge downstream.)

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  10. Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    Gerard:
    It would be really funny if someone would use a few simple lock picking tools and then re-lock the locks and let them lay on the ground.

    Stunned silence.

    yea, I know, it’s a “custom” thing that I violated. Sorry…

    If I moved your truck halfway across the parking lot while you were shopping would that be a “custom” thing or be knee slapping funny?

    Excuse me, do you know what the word “custom” also means? Did you see the word; “SORRY”.

    There you go getting all “Joe Biden” again…

    (adult language in clip)

    I thought it was a fair question. I wasn’t trying to put any spin on it.  I thought I put up a parallel situation with an object being moved without being harmed and wanted to know your views if you considered it was funny. I understand the word custom and thought your custom might consider both humorous.

    I won’t pick back because I understand you saw this comment as something different than what I intended.

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  11. Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    MJBubba:
    Nice pictures.   I really like the twilight photo from underneath.

    That is off the Internet.(Gerry, do have the link?) I was there only in the morning. That looked professional and taken from the middle of the road.

    I used maps.google.com then asked for “Kobe Japan” and then entered “Venus bridge” after Japan. Then zoomed in.    I clicked on the little yellow man icon in the lower right of the screen. That gives “street view” and other views as seen as little circles. I positioned the view from the downhill side on the road.  Did a screen capture, brought it into Photoshop 7, cropped it to remove the google stuff, then with Photoshop, grabbed splotches of the road to overlay the Japanese text on the road.

    Wow, the GoogleMan even walked a pedestrian bridge.  Cool.

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  12. John Walker:
    The “love locks” phenomenon, according to the Wikipedia article, dates to a Serbian story from World War I, but it really seemed to take off after 2000 in Europe and has since spread around the world.

    • On 20 May 2015, council authorities in Melbourne, Australia, began removing love locks from Southgate footbridge due to safety concerns. Around 22,000 love locks were reported to have been fixed to the railings, causing cables to sag.
    • On 9 May 2014, the weight of the padlocks on the Pont Des Arts bridge [in Paris] was blamed for the collapse of part of the parapet. The city began an experiment in September 2014 on the Pont des Arts, replacing three panels with a special type of glass that would prevent locks from being attached.  On 1 June 2015, the locks were taken down due to the collapsing of the bridge.

    They would seem to be a gift to those wishing to acquire and master the art of lock picking.

    Locks are not worth the time it would take.  After picking the lock, then you have to make a key.  The time required to make the key would be way more valuable than the cost of buying a new lock.

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  13. MJBubba:
    Locks are not worth the time it would take.

    You wouldn’t do it to obtain locks, but rather gain skill in lock-picking on a variety of cheap locks, which you’d otherwise have to buy.  While inserting a picking tool in a lock that doesn’t belong to you is usually legally “breaking”, as in “breaking and entering”, I doubt anybody would bother you about picking a lock which many cities consist an act of vandalism to place.

    By the way, here is the book from which I learned lock-picking in the 1980s, from the late, lamented, Loompanics catalogue.

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  14. 10 Cents:

    Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    Gerard:

    10 Cents:

    Gerard:
    It would be really funny if someone would use a few simple lock picking tools and then re-lock the locks and let them lay on the ground.

    Stunned silence.

    yea, I know, it’s a “custom” thing that I violated. Sorry…

    If I moved your truck halfway across the parking lot while you were shopping would that be a “custom” thing or be knee slapping funny?

    Excuse me, do you know what the word “custom” also means? Did you see the word; “SORRY”.

    There you go getting all “Joe Biden” again…

    (adult language in clip)

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    https://www.ratburger.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Robin-Williams-–-Rambling-Joe-Biden.mp4

    I thought it was a fair question. I wasn’t trying to put any spin on it.  I thought I put up a parallel situation with an object being moved without being harmed and wanted to know your views if you considered it was funny. I understand the word custom and thought your custom might consider both humorous.

    I won’t pick back because I understand you saw this comment as something different than what I intended.

    A misunderstanding, I thought you were throwing darts. Sorry. as for the Joe Biden insult, TRULY SORRY for that.

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