Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Love Locks

The Pont des Artes or 'art bridge' (also known as the Passerelle), a pedestrian bridge which links the Louvre to the Institut de France, has become somewhat of an icon for couples in love in Paris.
Newly engaged couples attach a lock to the chain link sides of the 1802 cast iron bridge with their name engraved on it and drop the key into the Seine below. You don't have to be a genius to figure out what that signifies!
The side facing the Point Neuf (seen in the top photos) is the most popular for whatever reason -and no....Heather and I did not partake in this exercise (although we did take quite a few photos!).

5 comments:

Blue said...

So, you take the girl to Paris and you don't marry her? Lord, how time have changed!

Mrs. Blandings said...

A very endearing tradition.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Loda said...

That is so romantic!

Michael Mattison said...

Love the ideas you keep coming up with, Stefan. You're definitely a romantic!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Michael