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August 24, 2013

The Lock with QR code

Europe / France / Paris


Where did you leave your heart?

Many are attached to the Pont des Arts. I mean the love padlocks. Names and undying love messages are engraved on the padlocks before the sweethearts lock them to the railings and throw the keys into the Seine River below the bridge.

Here is a big heart with QR code, perhaps, from a geeky couple.

However, the local authority isn’t pleased with this love lock craze, some referring to the padlocks as an “eyesore”. Also, don’t try to throw keys into the river as you might be stopped by the French police on patrol.

As you can see here, both sides of the bridge are full of padlocks, the symbols of everlasting love from tourists.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is visible from the bridge.

The footbridge links the Institut de France and The Louvre.

Locks of Love. Lots of Love.

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One Comment Leave your comment

  • memographer said on September 8, 2013 10:54 pm

    I love Paris! Enjoyed your post, Eunice. The photos are great! Brought some good memories :) I also got a twin-photo of your second to the last shot :) I understand a tradition of “lock of love”. However, I am on a side of the local authorities. I hate any “interactions” into historical places (graffiti, stickers, locks, etc.).

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