Bridge of Lovers

Lock your love and throw away the key into the depths of a dark river to be adorned as a symbol of your love in one of the most romantic cities in the world. That is exactly what thousands of couples have done on the Ponts de Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, and Ponte de l’Archevêché bridges in Paris.  Chain linked fences are decorated with all sorts of locks engraved with the couples’ names. It is romantic moment to share with your loved one and revisit time and time again. Some locks are extravagant, others are modest, and a couple are a bit unconventional (I think the couples who used bike locks/combination locks either are swingers or might have missed the concept). All in all, it is a beautiful act of vandalism.




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13 responses to “Bridge of Lovers

  1. CM

    wandered on over here from another blog.
    locks – what a beautiful idea. sure beats carving up trees.
    awesome photos!

  2. i love the concept of “locking your love” and throwing away the key. during my month long travels in europe, i would constantly see fences filled with locks and would always take photos of them. your photos are so pretty!

  3. Wow this is so gorgeous. .What a beautiful concept. Hopefully, I will visit Paris one day! I’ve always wanted to.

    I found you via the stylish housewife 🙂


  4. Wow, that is so cuteee! It had to had happened in Paris!!! 🙂

  5. Sar

    This is such a great concept I love this

  6. Such an amazing idea and great pics too of some of the locks.

  7. wow how pretty! i love all the locks. Your pictures are goregous!

    love from San Francisco,

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