BANSKA STIAVNICA, Slovakia (Reuters) – How do you grow your love? Deposit it in a love bank, of course.
The vaults of the Slovakian love bank are covered in the 2,900 verses of a romantic poem, and each locker is filled with keepsakes such as wedding rings, letters from World War II, and even ticket stubs from the first film couples saw together.
The exhibition in Banska Stiavnica is in the basement of inspiration for the poem “Marina” from 1846, whose parents they married to another man instead of letting the poor student and poet Andrej Sladkovic marry.
“I think the story is great if love, regardless of the hurdles, lasts forever,” said Eliska Galisova, who had not yet decided which piece of jewelry she and her friend Matus Rezny would leave forever.