Whether you like it, loathe it or are completely indifferent to it, today is the feast of St Valentine. Little is known about him, some say Valentine’s feast day has been celebrated as a lovers’ holiday and a day of romance since the 14thcentury, when the date was thought to be the beginning of the mating season for birds.
Whatever your feelings here is something everyone can appreciate – some pics of the most romantic public art from around the world.Can you think of any more?
Gage/Clemenceau Architects, Valentine to Times Square
This tree in Moscow is one of many Love Locks sites around Europe.
Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, Stravinsky Fountain in Paris
Dennis Oppenheim, Engagement (has toured cities including San Diego, Vancouver, New York
Robert Indiana, Love in Philadelphia
A particularly tender mural from Steve Powers’ Love Letter project in Philadelphia
El Beso (The Kiss) at Parque del amor in Lima Peru
Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh – pure loyalty and love