Travel Photo of the Day (August 12)

I saw a few photos of the Love Lock Bridge in Paris around the Blogosphere recently and I couldn't remember if I had any photos from my recent trip. Turns out I did.

I saw a few photos of the Love Locks in Paris around the Blogosphere recently and I couldn’t remember if I had any photos from my recent trip. Turns out I did. These locks are on the Pont de l’Archeveche bridge near Notre Dame.ย 


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TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isnโ€™t writing, sheโ€™s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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62 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (August 12)

  1. This lock malarkey has gotten completely out of hand… great photo, though ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. IsobelandCat says:

    I know a lot of people like these but I don’t. I think they are ugly. I also find a padlock a sinister symbol when it comes to loving relationships. I was horrified to see people were defacing the Millennium Bridge, which is a beautiful structure, with padlocks. Fortunately, I think they are being removed.

    • TBM says:

      I haven’t seen them on Millennium, but not sure I was looking either. I see the touristy bit to these locks, but it is a shame that they damage historical sites.

  3. George says:

    I love the idea of these locks. This is such a great photo. I didn’t think there were that many there!

  4. Colline says:

    Wow! Thee are so many!

  5. elizrodrig says:

    Wow, I wish I was there to touch it. Incredible.

  6. Valentina says:

    In Italy the government wants to banned them. I must say they are obstructive, often ruining the view.

  7. Anam Haq says:

    Are those locks?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  8. bulldog says:

    There’s a few locks there alright…

  9. aFrankAngle says:

    Great photo. This must be a craze sweeping across Europe.

  10. I think there’s one in Seville…not sure though!

  11. My, oh my! I’ve never seen so many locks at the same place. Love locks? I don’t know much about this concept. However, I want my love to be free, not under lock and key. Gosh, I’m rhyming here, TBM:)

  12. Vishy says:

    Nice photo and an interesting tradition, TBM.

  13. I Am Jasmine Kyle says:

    Those are some BIG LOCKS!!!

  14. lynnsbooks says:

    Not seen this before and not sure how I feel about them to be honest. Partly I think it’s kind of sweet of people but then I think is it really necessary to make these sort of gestures? I dunno – can’t blame government’s for not wanting them – I suppose it does spoil the look of the bridge but it also creates a new unique view. See, mixed feelings!
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

    • TBM says:

      I feel the same, Lynn. It’s sweet and fun but can also cause problems. So I stay out of the debate and just take photos ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. I loved this when we visited, and actually left a lock myself. I don’t really see it as any kind of symbol, just thought it’d be fun to go back in a few years and see if it is still there. It may just be a tourist thing, but I thought that’d be a good thing for an area that thrives from tourism?

  16. I thought this was so romantic in Italy and Germany – it’s not so romantic seeing them in Belfast! lol

    It’s a wonder the bridge hasn’t collapsed with the extra weight ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • TBM says:

      Even in Belfast. Didn’t know that. And I was a little uneasy standing on this bridge. How does it stay put?

      • Yup, even in Belfast ๐Ÿ™‚ The authorities removed them in Dublin – guess they were becoming a problem. Spoze I have seen pictures where the weight of them is making lamp posts and things topple over so sort of understandable once it gets out of hand.

        Although as a bridge I would prefer to be famous for love locks than people throwing themselves off me….

      • TBM says:

        LOL, excellent point about bridges. I wouldn’t want to be known for the suicide rate either. Love is just a tad bit more romantic.

      • I also included bungee jumping in my mind – more romantic than that too ๐Ÿ™‚

      • TBM says:

        Yes. Much more romantic than plunging to your death.

  17. I love this photo! We are going to Paris in two weeks, so I’ll have to go find this bridge. We found a similar bridge in Prague when we were visiting…

  18. Jo Bryant says:

    I think these locks are getting out of hand…they seem to be everywhere these days

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