Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pas de cadenas d'amour!



The Pont des Arts has always been one of my favorite Paris bridges. This pedestrian bridge built in 1804 has stood the test of time until recent years.  I always enjoyed the street artists and musicians found there. In later years, the bridge became a disaster, loaded to the breaking point with "love" locks and lock salesmen preying on tourists. Eventually the City of Paris had to close the bridge, remove the 45 tons of locks and eventually were able to replace them with glass panels which are hopefully, lock proof. Now we can enjoy the beautiful view again!

2 comments:

francetaste said...

Lovely photo, as yours always are.
I am glad the "love locks" are gone. A lock was a creepy symbol of love, at best.

William Kendall said...

Love locks are an abomination as far as I'm concerned.