Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Love Locks in Paris

This cultural phenomenon has hit Paris-- last year bridges were wearing padlocks of love--the French government cut them off and this year the locks are showing up on two different bridges. The story is this--you put your name and your partner's name on a padlock, lock it onto the bridge and throw the key into the Seine and it represents your love-- committed love.

I subscribe to an online magazine of events and information in Paris and writer Erica Hewins' story of the love locks was in the recent issue.

If you put the lock on Pont des Arts it is showing committed love and if you put it on Pont de l'Archeveche that is for your lover. The love locks trend has hit Belgium and Japan and some other countries as well.

Who says love is dead, who says the French are cynical?

Have a Pink day!


  1. My goodness.... this is the kind of love you only dream about!
    And me being the soon to be divorcee.. is loving this!
    Gypsea Nurse

  2. I also saw these when I was in Paris last year...but what made me laugh were the 'combination' locks.....perhaps these were used by people that were unsure of their commitment to one another and make it easy to change thir!!!


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