Love is a Padlock and a Bridge (Pont des Arts)

by Bernardo Ricci Armani December 2, 2014 1 comment
Love is a Padlock and a Bridge (Pont des Arts)

Paris (France). Once upon a time there were serenades and love letters. Today, there are padlocks and bridges’ fences. I don’t know honestly what brings couples to demonstrate their love each others in this bizarre way – locking a padlock to a fence. But it seems that municipalities are not accepting it, because the extra load of hundreds of locks is causing the fences’ collapse. Paris – for example – is replacing the fence of Pont des Arts with a Plexiglas panel. What will people invent? We will see…

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