Padlocks Of Love

 

A Love That Won’t Die

 

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The bridge and the Arts

Padlocks of love

According to Wikipedia:

Parapets screened the Pont des Arts is now support for multiple padlocks hung by couples: these are locks of love . These locks typically include entries in the marker (even inscriptions) mentioning the names or initials of two lovers, the date on which the lock was hooked, and possibly a short message.

This practice has appeared on the Pont des Arts in 2008 5 , and has since expanded to the Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor and the Pont of the Archdiocese . The origin of this practice is rather vague: it appeared in Eastern Europe in the 1980s and 1990s, then spread to Western Europe in the 2000s.

Locks the Pont des Arts are regularly unexplained disappearances akin to vandalism. Between 10 and 12 May 2010, almost all padlocks have been removed during the night without the public authorities are responsible for this suppression. While…

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