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Love Locked

As we walked along the Seine River in Paris, on our way to the Louvre, something on one of the bridges caught our eye.

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Turned out to be locks.  Lots of locks.  Hanging on the Pont des Arts (a pedestrian bridge over the Seine; near the Louvre).

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Closer inspection of the locks revealed initials and dates.  Of the "KR + TM 4EVR" variety.  In many languages.

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Couples from around the world come to the Pont des Arts and symbolically lock up their love -- then toss the key into the Seine.  4EVR.  (Or, until the City of Paris decides to clear the bridge of locks - which happens periodically.)

Industrious street vendors near the bridge sell locks to passersby -- some with custom printed names, dates, and messages.

I did see one combination lock.

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Made me wonder if they threw the combination into the Seine.

Very sweet -- and a little romantic.  If I had been to Paris with Tom, I would have SO locked up our love on the Pont Des Arts.  And then. . . thrown away the key!

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margene

You have a good eye to notice the locks on the bridge. Romantic Paris lives up to its name.

Marilyn

Sweet! What a really sweet romantic idea. :)

Vicki

Aw, that's sweet. I love the combination lock -- it looks old, too.

Patty

Me too! What a lovely way to signify true love.

Cookie

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww...

Brenda

How neat! I hope some day to go to Paris with my husband, and I shall insist we do that. He's not a romantic, but he loves things you can purchase in a hardware store, so this might work for him too.

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