The weight of love (locks)!

When I first saw the love locks on Pont des Arts bridge on the river Seine in Paris, I thought it was a really cool idea, and the only reason I did not leave my mark on a railing of the bridge overflowing with love-locks and toss metal in water, is that, well, I could not find a lock.

It so turns out that – surprise surprise – these locks are actually bad for the beautiful Pont des Arts and other historical structures, and in June 2015, a bunch of these locks, all 45 tonne of them, became meat for bolt cutters.

Here are some pictures of the locks that were, quite literally, weighing down the Pont des Arts. Adieu, dear locks!

6 thoughts on “The weight of love (locks)!

    1. Sorry for such a delayed reply. I agree. If it were not for the fact that these locks are not good for the underlying structures, I kind of liked them – gave tourists a chance to interact with the architecture in a more intimate way. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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