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英国的“私奔”圣地

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小编摘要:在人们的价值观中,“私奔”是一件不光彩的事,年轻人的婚姻也为此不能受到家人的祝福。然而,那些敢于为爱放弃一切的男女们,在英国会找到一处理想的“私奔”圣地。

导读:“各位亲友,各位同事,我放弃一切,和王琴私奔了。”5月16日,中国的亿万富翁、风险投资家王功权在他的微博中写道。就像他在博客中写的一样,他打算和情人“私奔”或离开,撇下他的妻子、家庭和朋友。许多崇尚浪漫的年轻情侣们纷纷表示支持他的选择。在英国,一个小小的苏格兰村庄成了“私奔”的代名词。格雷特纳格林坐落于伦敦和爱丁堡之间的一条古老的公共马车线路旁。它距苏格兰和英格兰的边界不远,是从英格兰乘坐公共马车进入苏格兰后到达的第一个村庄。当然,对于私奔的情侣们来说,没有谁能保证故事结局一定是“从此一直幸福下去”。但至少,他们有个很酷的故事可以讲给孙辈们听。

"To all my friends and relatives, to all colleagues: I am giving up on everything and eloping with Wang Qin.” So wrote Chinese billionaire venture capitalist Wang Gongquan on his micro blog on May 16.

To fill you in a bit, Wang is a successful, married businessman.

As his blog post says, he plans to “elope” or run off with his mistress, leaving behind his wife, family and friends.

Many romantic young couples have sympathized with his choice.

"The greatest measure of success in life isn’t how much money you make. It’s whether or not you’re able to lead the life you want to live. Wang is a person who lives honestly,” one micro blogger wrote on Sina Weibo.

Such sentiments have long motivated eloping young couples as they seek to be together, despite parental objections.

Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet is a timeless example of this. In the play, the young couple Romeo and Juliet falls in love. However, their families are basically at war, so the couple plans to elope and marry secretly with the help of a few trusted confidants.

The story doesn’t end well for Shakespeare’s young lovers. But that hasn’t stopped young lovers from running away together.

But, where do lovelorn young couples elope?

In the UK, one small Scottish village has become synonymous with the act of eloping.

Lord Hardwicke’s marriage act of 1753 meant that, in England, people under the age of 21 couldn’t get married without parental permission.

As a result, youngsters began eloping over the border to Gretna Green, where they could get married as long as they were at least 16.

Many infamous chases have taken place along the old coach route to Gretna Green.

But in these tales they always reach Gretna Green just a little too late to stop their daughters from getting married.

Residents near Gretna were well known for helping runaway couples. Many inns located along the route to the village could be counted on to “accidentally” delay any pursuers, allowing couples to reach Gretna safely.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that things will end “happily ever after” for eloping couples. But they may just have a great story to tell their grandkids.

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2011-08-17 08:44 编辑:Relaxkuma
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