Iceland (4) – The Eurasian Plate
After leaving Reykjanes, we embarked on a search for the Eurasian Plate. The North American plate is drifting to the west away from the Eurasian plate, widening the Atlantic Ocean in the process. This spot marks a meeting point of these two plates. A larger and more spectacular spot would have been in Thingvellir.
The bridge that crosses the plates. North America to the right and Europe to the left.
A faded sign on the bridge
Locks on the bridge
why are there locks on the bridge?
It is a horrible trend, lovers put a lock on a bridge as a symbol of their undying love then throw the key in the river. It is very popular in Paris (and a very big problem as well)
Thanks Darwin. I was going to do some research on this but you saved me the time. Unfortunately, it did spoil the natural beauty that Iceland tries to maintain in their country.
Yikes. If I were going to symbolize love it sure wouldn’t be with a lock. That’s kind of symbolically twisted …. But thanks for the explanation!
It did spoil the beauty everywhere ! I really loathe this !! If you are curious, type love lock paris in google image and you will be shocked 😉 I hope Iceland won’t become like this…
Holy hell, that’s horrid. Have you seen the wiki list of where they are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_locations_with_love_locks
I have now… D:
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