Butchers’ Bridge

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Butchers’ Bridge connects the Ljubljana Central Market and the Petkovšek Embankment (Petkovškovo nabrežje). The bridge was solemnly opened on 10 July 2010. The modern bridge, which is far more simple than the original plan, features a staircase at its left entry, a glass walking belts at the sides, and two fences with steel wires and wide top shelves. The largest sculptures on the bridge represent figures from Ancient Greek and Christian/Jewish mythology. There are also some smaller grotesque sculptures of frogs and shellfish on the top of the bridge’s fence.
Not so long after the opening people started to hang locks on it. Different kinds of padlocks of couples in love started appearing on its steel wires, symbolizing declarations of eternal love.

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