Ah, if eternal love could be so simple and so assured ...
Perhaps you've heard about it or maybe you read this article last year in the New York Times. I learned about the fad through Eric at Paris Daily Photo, so I wasn't surprised when I saw a bridge of locks on the other side of the Louvre, but it was indeed a sight to behold! The one photo I took in Paris of the Pont des Arts is a very meager representation of what is going on.
Apparently the Pont de l'Archevêché, in front of Notre Dame, was the first bridge where this craze began. Do a 'google' search for images and you'll see how some sections of the bridge are jam packed with locks!
Just for the record, many Parisians don't like it!
I railed against the temporary buildings in front of Notre Dame in yesterday's post as being ugly and I'm sure the same can be said of these locks. But ... I did find them interesting to photograph.
Besides, I had already taken several photos of the locks in Venice!
1) Venice's 'romantic' score rises like its flood waters
2) The actual bridge wood work and hand rails are kept safe from vandalism.
My favorite pic is this one: the bright red heart-shaped lock. It reminds me of that famous song "I left my