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?