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!