Monday, 14 February 2011

City of Love

Recently in Paris, we were walking across the Pont des Arts, the bridge that crosses the Seine between the Louvre and the Left Bank. My son spotted lots of 'bicycle locks' attached to the sides of the bridge, but on closer inspection these turned out to be love tokens. It has become a tradition, apparently, for lovers to write their names on a lock, tie it to the bridge and throw the key into the river. We spent a good half hour reading all the little messages and marvelling at some of the extravagant locks.







19 comments:

PhotoPuddle said...

Aw, that's rather sweet and cool!

sean the prawn said...

So gorgeous, so sweet!

BOB & MABEL said...

Love it!

yardage girl said...

I really love that sort of thing - fascinating! Have a lovely day!

Stomper Girl said...

I loved that too. And what a nice Valentine's Day post.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I've seen these too - a great idea for a St Valentines post.

Jayne said...

Only in Paris!

Maxabella said...

I love random little corners of the world like this. Thanks for sharing! x

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

this makes me smile

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Anja said...

Oh, it´s not only in Paris, even in the very romantic city of Cologne!
Take a look here:

http://www.bilderbuch-koeln.de/img/dc/ca/109089.978x1304xin.jpeg

Some thieves cracked open many of the locks, very sad!

Vixie said...

I saw the most beautiful jewel coloured locks covering a bridge in Verona in Italy - absolutely lovely!

1-2Punch said...

that is just so...French! I love the idea of it.

Not Perfect But Nice said...

Soooooooooo romantique! Did you leave a locket there?! x Iris.

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Handmade in Israel said...

Delightful!

Anna said...

Also in Sydney!! On the road from Sydney to Wollongong...the Grand Pacific Drive...stunning views and romantic thoughts!

Ruthy said...

I adore :)

Pam said...

What a fabulous place with a wonderful tradition. Love the idea of it all. Hope you left your own lock there too!? :)

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

That is so fabulous, Europeans are so romantic.