We came across a few of these bridges in Paris, covered with locks of all sizes and shapes. Apparently, visitors place them on the fence-like railings, throwing the keys into the Seine, symbolizing their everlasting love for each other. But according to Agnes Poirier, as published in the NY Times, the French are perturbed by this idea of love. True love, according to the French, embraces liberty. My eternal and undying love is for the city itself.