Monday, August 9, 2010

Ksusha and Kolia

Love padlock, Pont des Arts, Paris
Love padlock, Pont des Arts
Paris, July 2010

See also: Cadenas d'amour - Love Padlocks - Pont de l'Archevêché - Ponte Milvio - Not Anymore

6 comments:

Jacob said...

I understand that padlock love is really big in Europe and I think it is becoming fashionable here although I have not seen any such padlocks or lovers locking padlocks on bridges.

It's a nice sentiment but gives a false sense of security regarding a relationship, methinks. Padlocks are notoriously insecure; all you need is a bolt cutter.

And I've seen some pretty darn good-looking "bolt cutters," if you get my meaning.

joo said...

I saw padlocks and flowers on the bridge in Riga - there is a tradition that just married couple left it there. I wonder if this one in Paris was left on the same occasion.

cieldequimper said...

I still haven't been there myself and would have had every pain in the world to decipher the Cyrillic alphabet, although I once learned it...

VP said...

@ Jacob - I agree: lots of bolt cutters around...
@ joo - A movie started the craze here, but I think they are mostly very young people.
@ ciel - No padlocks on Pont des Arts last year, now they are everywhere. I have seen some even on the statue of Pont Alexandre III!

tapirgal said...

Nice picture, but with too many, certainly a new form of defacing. Interesting for awhile, and then . . . way too much. I saw none at all in Paris in 2008, and we walked everywhere.

Tinsie said...

I think it's sweet. You have to have faith in love :-)