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Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Signs - Love

We just celebrated Valentine's day on the 14th, and these signs would go well with he day.
The Love signs were part of a fundraising campaign for The National Heart Foundation. 
The first photos were taken in February 2014, in front of Glenelg beach in one of my visits to Adelaide (on the east coast) when Jose was working there.
For a $10 donation you would get a padlock with a heart shaped fob on which you could write a tribute or love note to your valentine or loved ones, which would then be attached to any of the 2mt high letters. Apparently the structure attracted more than 7000 couples and became a unique backdrop for wedding photo shoots.

The following year the Love letters came to the city centre of Perth where they were displayed from mid January to mid February in the Murray Street Mall, and the last two photos are from that event, where you can see the letters were already very much covered with love notes, while the ones in Adelaide were taken at the start of the campaign.

For other signs from around the world please check Tom's blog.

In Adelaide:





In Perth:


44 comments:

  1. This is wonderful!
    (There is nothing more to add!)

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  2. this symbol of the padlock to express love or attachment has always seemed strange to me and somehow far from my idea of love that opens rather than closes.

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  3. Yes that construction calls for it.

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  4. If it raises money for heart and stroke research I am in favour of it. Aside from that I think it's a little hokey.

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    1. It certainly raised money and brings people to the city. It's all about social media these days David :)

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  5. That's a pretty lovely way to raise money for charity Sami, looked good there in the city 💜

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  6. ...what a lovely idea. A few locks are showing up here, but nothing this spectacular. Thanks Sami for sharing, take care.

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    1. Thanks Tom. They were both fun and had a good purpose too.

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  7. And we all need more love. Beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day filled with love, Sami. ♥

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  8. Such a good fund raising idea. The love notes were a good way to promote free expression.

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  9. Dearest Sami,
    Easy to set up as the modern built pallets can be picked up for placement or removing them.
    A great way for attracting people, at least for the Southern Hemisphere where your fingers won't freeze to the frame work...
    Great photos.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. I knew I should have taken a picture of the sign in my town. :-)

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    1. There will be plenty of other signs, next time then :)

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  11. I think that's better than placing them on a bridge.

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    1. Yes, they are very damaging to bridges, thanks William.

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  12. I remember lots of locks at the Bell Tower? at Elizabeth Quay. It was quite a money making business.

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    1. I think that still exists Andrew, and of course it's a good and easy business :)

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  13. Celebrei com a minha mulher com um belíssimo jantar.

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    1. Nos tambem fomos jantar fora a um restaurante Japones :)

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  14. That is a creative fundraiser - Love it! :)
    Wren x

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  15. Buen recuerdo para un día muy especial.

    Besos

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  16. Clever idea. I posted Love signs too.

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  17. That's what Paris should do with their love locks. I think most have been removed now, but what a terrific idea.

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  18. What a fun idea. I understand this was a fund raiser, but it was also a great way to show your affection for someone. The one in Perth that is nearly filled looks so much better than the sparse ones. Great idea and lovely photos for Valentine's Day, too.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. The one in Adelaide was on the first day that's why it was still empty 😊

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