Paris removes love locks from Pont des Arts bridge

Can you’re keen on an excessive amount of? In line with the Paris metropolis council you’ll be able to.

For years lovers have been leaving padlocks enscribed with their initials and attaching them to the railings of the Pont des Arts bridge. They signify everlasting love and a whole bunch of hundreds of lovers have adopted the “love lock” custom within the metropolis most famous for its romance.

As from immediately Paris Metropolis Council is eradicating them as a result of the locks create “an enduring degradation of the heritage of Paris.” Final summer season a bit of the Pont des Arts’ fencing collapsed beneath the strain of the load “posing a danger to the individuals utilizing the bridge”.

The bridge, which overlooks the Louvre is closed for one week whereas elimination takes place. The bridge can also be lined with graffiti and in response to the No Love Locks marketing campaign these will likely be changed with 110 panels with art work from artists from world wide.

Later within the yr, in all probability in October, plexiglass panels will likely be put in on each the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l’Archeveche bridge that additionally crosses the Seine.

The message by campaigners is loud and clear “Sorry vacationers, no extra vandalizing our metropolis. Lastly, Paris is taking a definitive stand in opposition to ‘love locks’”.

Sweethearts Ben Drane and Stacy Morris from London are appalled. “At this time is the final day? We are able to’t imagine our token of romance is being eliminated. We’re getting married subsequent month and we wished to lock in our love – we’re gutted.”

Is that this the top of romance within the metropolis? “We would like all of the people who find themselves in love, we would like them to come back to Paris however we don’t need them to make use of love locks,” stated Bruno Julliard, the primary deputy to the mayor of Paris.

Did you permit a love lock on the Pont des Arts (or one other) bridge in Paris? Go away a remark

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