The Pont des Arts Bridge or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine. Since late 2008, tourists have taken to attaching padlocks (a.k.a. love locks) with their names written or engraved on them to the railing on the side of the bridge, then throwing the key into the Seine river below, as a romantic gesture. The locals being Parisian had been complaining about this and from 1 June 2015, city council workmen from Paris started to cut down all the locks.
We were lucky to see the bridge in 2014 when all the love locks were still there. It was part of the history that might never resurface on this bridge ever again. So I was glad I had some good pictures on the bridge to bring home as memories…
p.s. I didn’t put a love lock there…. Love doesn’t need a lock to strengthen it if it’s the “one true love”!
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