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Bridge of Locks

Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
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My Love, My Love.... Paris  France

My Love, My Love....

In Paris, the original bridge of locks is the Pont des Arts on the Seine, south of the Louvre, along Quai Francois Mitterand. Romantics professing their never-ending love began inscribing their names on padlocks which were attached to the railing of the bridge, afterwhich, the keys were thrown into the Seine. This fad quickly spread and after a reasonably short time the bridge was covered with locks. Not long, thereafter, at a second bridge, Pont de l'Archeveche, Parisians professing their love for a lover began attaching locks to this bridge - after a while, it was covered with locks as well. In 2010, the government was believed to have cut off 2,000 of the locks at Pont des Arts, but in Paris, love conquers all, and the bridge again filled up with locks. Meanwhile, this fad spread all over the world and can be seen in cities from Brussels to Tokyo. Love...LOve...LOVe.