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Uruguay: Locks Fountain, Montevideo

While exploring Montevideo we came across Locks Fountain.  The tradition is that lovers attach a lock to the fountain with their names on it and then throw away the key, cementing their affections. We looked all over for a padlock– but unfortunately no one nearby was selling any.

The fountain itself was not that exciting, but I love the idea. It would be great to design a lock fountain where people had to climb into the water to attach the lock to some kind of structure.

Plus — this little water feature is tucked around the corner from Lock Fountain. I love how it is built right into the sidewalk. And how the rocks are the same color as the sidewalk.