11 November 2014

Cadenas d'amour, Pont des Arts, Paris: an update

I've previously made a few posts on the cadenas d'amour (or love padlocks) on a few bridges across the Seine, including the Pont des Arts, one of which is here. They may make a delightful sight, but the sheer weight is causing problems, and the decision has been made to take measures not simply to prevent people from adding to the burden, but to replace the padlocks with transparent screens. A few photos below (taken at the end of September 2014) show the situation on the Pont des Arts.


David Bingham said...

Shame. Someone needs to come up with a super lightweight padlock.

Dr Tony Shaw said...

The bouquinistes would certainly support that idea too: they'd been selling tiny padlocks for five euros each.