BANSKÁ STIAVNICA, Slovakia — In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine’s Day to make a “deposit” about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories. The “Love Bank” is the main attraction of an exhibition commemorating the world’s longest love poem, “Marina,” by Slovak poet Andrej Sladkovic. Written in 1844, the 2,900-line poem tells the tale of the doomed love between the poet and Maria Pischlova. For many couples, it’s the “Love Bank” that attracts them to the site where they can store and preserve mementos of their romance. The designers of the exhibition eye turning the “Epicenter of Love” into a major attraction, a sort of place of pilgrimage for lovers from across the globe.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer February 13, 2018 23:26 UTC