When I wrote in April about the padlocks on a bridge in Paris, our friend Joan emailed to say she'd noticed the same romantic tradition in Salzburg. So we kept our eyes open and sure enough, we saw these little "Together Forever" tokens in Freiburg . . .
In Heidelberg . . .
Since the ancient stone bridge here has no railings, couples attach their padlocks to the bits of iron remaining from its construction.
And most wonderfully of all, in Munich . . .
This is the Eisbach, a torrent of water that appears seemingly from nowhere below an ordinary city street.
John waited a long time at a bus stop 20 feet away without suspecting the drama going on so close to him.
Because where the water gushes out of its underground channel, it creates a wave beloved by surfers.
Years ago, when our grandson Andrew, backpacking through Europe in his bachelor days, wrote that he was surfing in Munich, we'd wondered where the waves were! We know now: there's only one wave and it lasts forever . . .