The Pont des Arts, which connects the Louvre with the Institut de France, has become the place for lovers to attach their locks as a symbol of their everlasting love – and now, the city has taken down these tokens of love.Symbols of Paris include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Trimophe, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral; to name but a few. For many people, the city of love is known for it’s bridges which are adorned with the locks of lovers. The Pont des Arts, which connects the Louvre with the Institut de France, has become the place for lovers to attach their locks as a symbol of their everlasting love.
However, this week, city workers begin to take down these tokens of love. Safety for those using the bridge has become a major concern for the government. Due to the weakening support of the railings, which has been caused by the sheer weight of all the locks, the city took the difficult decision to begin the process of removing them
Unfortunately, the bridge is closed for this week to allow for workers to complete the process. But do not fear, as the Pont de l’Archevêché still has it’s locks attached (for now…) What are your thoughts of the love locks?
I really think it’s a good thing, but then again I’m pretty much again this bucket-list concept where you “have to” do certain things in certain cities & I always failed to see what these locks had to do with love. Can’t wait to see the bridge free from all this iron again next week.
I totally agree, and as long as it will be safer to use the bridge! I do wonder though how many of the couples are still together who put the locks on… I saw one section of the bridge with the transparent covering, and it does look so much better!