Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It has become a huge thing to put locks on the bridges here in Paris, and many other places around the world, and call them Love Locks. At first it was sort of charming but now it is over the top and along side graffiti as far as spoiling history monuments. Go to No Love Locks and have a look at what two American women who live in Paris have done in the hopes of getting love locks stopped.
Here’s a look at a section of Pont des Arts where you can see how out of control it is. The rest of the bridge has been covered with plywood and I think there may be plans to put up glass panels in the future so locks can’t be attached. It has been slow but the city of Paris is going to try and change things.
The view of the beautiful Institute de France seen at one end of the bridge. The Louvre Museum is at the other end. Napoleon used to walk on this bridge from the Louvre to the Institute for meetings. I don’t think he would be very happy to see what has happened.
Look at what some thoughtless jerk did. You can see the plywood has been covered with graffiti too. I hate it.
There was a cute couple sitting on one of the benches having a romantic moment with pink champagne so I took a photo.It was a freezing day and they only had on light jackets but “they had their love to keep them warm”.
They saw me taking a photo of their glasses and the bottle so the woman put out her love lock all ready to attach somewhere. I would have told them not to and why not but they were Russian and I don’t think I could have gotten my point across.
So, I hope all of you out there have a great Valentine’s Day. We will probably do nothing special. In fact, we may be baby sitting. Sigh.