Friday, September 23, 2011

Padlocks of Love!

The Pont des Arts has become a popular place for couples in love
to hang a padlock on the fence.
Found another bridge next to the Cathedrale de Notre Dame that was also loaded with these sweet tokens of love.


 The locks are engraved or handwritten with all the details. 

 Many are tied up with a ribbon or fabric



Love is the universal language.





Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!





13 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a sweet idea. I've never heard of this before.

helen tilston said...

It looks picturesque. Is it true that the loving couple throw the key in the Seine?

My best
Helenxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOAHA....wait, I don't understand what this about, but it is marvelous! ONLY IN PARIS.....

BISOUS MON AMIE! Anita

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

When you realize that the city had these all removed about a year ago from at least Pont des Arts, it is amazing the number appearing here at Pont de l'Archevêché. I imagine there are enough keys in the Seine to cover the bottom!

Your photos give a great perspective on the volume of these locks and the creativity of those leaving them. Wonderful post!

Bises,
Genie

Ashley said...

How amazing is this!! Have a great weekend dear friend! Xoxoxo

dkshopgirl said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for posting this Mimi <3
Have a lovely weekend :-)

Janny said...

That's a beautiful idea!

Have a nice sunny weekend!

Regards Janny

Temple said...

Mimi,

These photos are so beautiful, makes me wish that we had gotten closer. But I'm already preparing a lock for Peter and I to add on our next trip. Can't wait to see you!

XO

Temple

The French Hutch said...

Paris has so many ways of showing love, this is a little different from what I've seen there. Interesting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Girl Meets Paris said...

Oh...how i wish i had known you were going there. I would've had you check for the lock Scott and I put there last September. I blogged about it Nov. 10 of last year. If you ever pass that way again, ours was one of the only combination locks, and it was bright red! I remember we were next to a silver one that said Pam and Tony.

It was quite romantic...I loved doing it!

Shelly Law said...

Interesting pics! It's very wonderful to see them with one view. Does them all in one Padlocks brands?

'LUSH' said...

What a beautiful way to signify love! Thank you for sharing a story we might not have ever heard otherwise!

Eileen said...

How cool. Love this.