I would have to be one of the many that mourn Paris’ decision to permanently remove all the love locks around Pont des Artes.
Being one of the most visited places in the world, those locks signify eternal love and has become one of the must stops for lovers the world over.
I bet this decision didn’t come as a surprise to Paris’ beloved patrons, especially when a portion of the bridge collapsed early last year because of the weight of the locks on the bridge.
I am happy though that Paris is finally taking a stronger stand in preserving its heritage. Pont des Artes is one of the bridges that cross the Seine.
What makes me even happier is that the saying “take a picture, it lasts longer” was something I took to heart when Le Beau and I visited that famous bridge.
We were planning going back on our fifth anniversary maybe and spot that lock but I guess that’s not going to happen now. But the beautiful thing is the bridge will be riddled with artwork from various international artists. Paris still stays true to its form as the art capital of the world. At least for me.
Oh I am so happy that we have proof that Paris knew we pledged our love forever.
2 thoughts on “It lasts longer”
That is sad news but safety first. And glad you have already made a beautiful memory there!
I know! And I get why they would be so protective of their city. They get soooo many tourists in a year, imagine having so many guests in your home. I mean, rules have to be laid down, otherwise, the city can easily deteriorate and along with it the tourism goes too.
I hope you got to visit the locks too! :)