Today marks the first declaration of love at Queen Elizabeth Park’s love locks sculpture.
The steel piece titled ‘Love in the Rain’ was designed by Vancouver artist Bruce Voyce, and celebrates “the shelter that love brings and the union that it forms,” according to the Park Board.
Love locks – also known as (often designed or engraved) padlocks attached to fixtures by couples to show their love and devotion – had already begun to appear on fencing along the Burrard Bridge and in southeast False Creek.
The key to the locks are often thrown into the water below or discarded as a sign of an unbreakable bond. At ‘Love in the Rain,’ a collection box will be available for couples to leave their keys.
Arvinder Gill and Sukhdeep Uppal, a young couple from Surrey, engraved their own padlock onto the sculpture this morning following a Labour Day proposal at the same spot.
The $50,000 sculpture, at 152 metres above sea level, is the highest point in Vancouver.
Love Locks in Vancouver :) Somewhere on the Seawall, in kind of a random spot, a young couple has left their symbol of love. Not as famous a spot as the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris...but since those locks will be removed from there soon, this is a much safer and less known spot...for now ;) #love #lovelocks #lovelocksvancouver #seawall #vancouver