Monday, February 14, 2011

Les cadenas de l'amour


I'm sure you've seen or heard of the locks on the bridges along the Seine by now.  Lovers lock them and toss the key in the river. Le sigh!!  Supposedly the city of Paris, with nothing better to do, cut them all off and tossed them, but you know what happened... the "power of love" prevailed!  Today one of my favorites. Parfait pour le jour de l'amour, n'est-ce pas??

Bisous pour tout le monde!
V

16 comments:

Diane said...

Thats beautiful xx

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That's a beautiful tradition...
and a lock in pink ...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love the locks which are now back after having being removed by the city last May. It was reported that some antique locks were not touched... perhaps the removal team felt a bit of "love"

Great shot... Joyeuse St-Valentin, mon amie!

G

Harriet said...

Don't you just wonder who started this tradition?

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Yes I've heard about it! It's fascinating. I want to visit it myself one day. For now, I get great pleasure from seeing it on your blog.

Happy Valetine's Day!

Alexa said...

Perfect for today, V—and a happy St. Valentine's to you! Harriet -- I think the tradition started in Italy, after some characters in a teen love movie (of about a decade ago) declared their love with a "lucchetto d'amore." They're on all the bridges in Florence. Must say, this is the least amateurish one I've ever seen!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing capture and this post is so sweet!
I think it's impossible not be romantic in Paris! ahhhh what a dream!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Léia

M said...

I saw the locks there last June -- if they removed them in May, it certainly didn't take them long to resurface. Le sigh, indeed ... I like this one because it took a lot of forethought. Happy V day, V!

TheChieftess said...

Ah!!! Those darned city officials...they sure know how to ruin a good thing!!!

Pamela said...

How romantic!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Pamela :)

Starman said...

This couple even bothered to put their names on the lock. So romantic.

Karl said...

Beautiful tradition, I didn't know about this...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Virginia said...

I hope you all had a day full of love from whomever you hold dear.
Bises,
V

Yasmin said...

I've heard many stories about this tradition, I wish I could witness it myself - it is so romantic! Thanks for sharing the photo!

Harriet said...

Thanks for the info, Alexa.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

My husband and I attached our lock
in October. Our friends were with
us in Paris and came along. We
all had a laugh....and yes, I threw
the key in the Seine.

A tourist thing to do...I know!
Sometimes you just have to be a
tourist!

Love your blog!

Jane
Flora Doora