Love Locks on the Bridges of Paris

Some see them as graffiti (I do), others view them as symbols of love placed at the heart of a romantic city. They are the love locks of Paris, attached to the (happily) few historical bridges over the River Seine with metal railing.

The two bridges in the heart of Paris that have been most defaced decorated with love locks are the Pont des Arts, the footbridge and fine-weather picnicking bridge that goes between the Louvre and the French Institute, and the Pont de l’Archevêché, the short bridge behind Notre-Dame that connects the City Island with the Left Bank.

They are presented here in a beautiful audio-slideshow featuring photographs by Joe Wilkins and music and text written, played and read by LaRae Raine Garretson. A France Revisited Production.

(c) 2011, All rights reserved.

Love Locks over the Seine, Paris. Photo (c) Joe Wilkins, 2011

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