Postcard From: Paris Love Bridge

I have been to Paris a number of times, but it was only recently when I was in town for Paris Fashion Week, that I discovered the amazing Love Bridge, aka Pont des Arts.

This pedestrian bridge across the Seine River, linking the Institut de France and the Palais du Louvre, is adorned with Love Padlocks which people have customised to symbolize their love.

It was literately covered from end-to-end, I was memorised by it, there were padlocks that have been there for years. I loved the heart-shaped padlock, the red spotty one, and found the engraved handcuffs a little bit too much. I seriously could have stayed on this bridge for hours taking in the memories.

Apparently, this custom of  ‘locking a padlock and throwing away the key’ probably originated in China, I really like the idea. I think I will have to get one for Paulie and I and lock it to our garden fence!!