Bridges of Paris

Their love may last forever, but their locks are no more. This week, the extreme weight forced Paris to remove an estimated 45 tons of padlocks attached to the famed Pont des Arts bridge, placed there by couples to symbolically secure their love everlasting by turning the key and throwing it in Seinebelow. While the tradition encapsulates the beauty we all imagine when thinking of theCity of Love, picturing the structurally-compromised stone crumbling beneath the lovers’ feet certainly takes a bit of the romance out of the experience.

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