Monday, April 7, 2014

Not Lovin' the Love Locks

There's a movement afoot to get the love locks on Paris' bridges banned. What began as a charming idea has grown into an ugly and damaging craze, a good idea gone terribly bad. The locks are so heavy that they rip holes in the fencing on the bridges which means the fencing has to be replaced or even worse, boarded over destroying views of the Seine. I took this photo last year when I was in Paris. The shot is through a gaping hole ripped open by the accumulated weight of hundreds of love locks. If you're interested in more information or want to sign the online petition banning love locks to be presented to the Mayor of Paris, you can click here.

2 comments:

  1. Oh and I'm not sure why there needs to be a petition for the Mayor as he has had the all cut off before. This is a no brainer.

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  2. My first comment didn't publish as I didn't jump through enough hoops for Monsieur GOogle. I think I said that I agree. Last trip you couldn't even see the water from the Pont des Arts and other bridges for the solid wall of locks and people were still putting them on as fast as t hey could. There were lock salesmen sitting on the bridge selling them!

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