Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Love Lock Bridge in Paris

Pont neuf is the oldest bridge built across the Seine River during 1607, just near to this bridge & opposite to MO you see another bridge called “The Pont des Arts” or “The Love Lock Bridge”. Both sides of this bridge are filled with locks...locks...hell lot of Padlocks!! Locks of different design, colors, shape, with names, messages, lying there on the bridge as symbol of undying love! Can you believe the bridge holds overall locks weight of 500 to 700 kilograms!!!

Every year thousands of couples come here & write their names on the locks, lock it to the bridge & they throw the key in the Seine River with a belief that their love will never die!

Well it was interesting to witness a couple doing the Locking ceremony. Are you planning to lock one for your Love? well you can never do this as this year beginning parapet on the Pont des Arts had collapsed due to heavy weight of the Locks & Parisians are very serious about putting an end to this locking ritual...Here is the petition on "No Love Locks"

As the famous saying goes on...“If you really love, set it free. If it comes back it's yours; if it doesn't its never meant to be yours!”

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