Moscow: Shooting It Like a Pro

Bridge of Kisses

Moscow Yuri Kozyrev / Noor for Time
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It is a Russian tradition that newly married couples kiss on a bridge on their wedding day. Because Moscow's day-to-day bridges are clogged with traffic and garbage, the city built this romantic pedestrian crossing over the Moscow River (the access point is at the Prechistinskaya Embankment) so couples could smooch in peace. A tree of locks has been "planted" here so that newlyweds may fasten a lock inscribed with their vows.

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