Saturday, November 16, 2013

Soon the collapse?!

It's been a while since I've been to the Pont des Arts... Well, I passed by it two days ago and was totally amazed at the amount of locks that people have hung to the bridge! To the point that I felt like this was becoming a real safety threat! Now I understand why the city authorities are worried... Not to forget that now even the bouquinistes sell locks in case you forgot to bring one with you! Anyway the view is still beautiful!  

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  1. Wow! What a great shot. I love the suburst effect on the right. You have really had some beautiful skies this week.

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  2. And of course I meant "sunburst." The fingers are not obeying the brain today.

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  3. This is the best shot of the Pont des Arts ever! (Vraiment)

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  4. Splendid shot!

    I've noticed that locks tradition on a pedestrian bridge here...

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  5. A morning show in the US reported this summer that the locks made the bridge 12 TONS heavier.

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  6. Alexa is right! (I always agree with her.)

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  7. Spectacular photo.Oh,and wait,I think I can see the glint of my lock in that mass.LOL.What can I say,we want our love to be "eternal... or at least until they cut the locks off.
    Have a beautiful sunny day.
    Cyndi

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  8. Love your photo! One evening last spring, I was fortunate enough to approach the bridge while the sun was setting and it seemed to hit every one of the locks, creating a diamond effect. It was spectacular!!

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  9. This photo is as beautiful as a painting !
    The wide angle and the perspective please me a lot... Plus the colors.
    12 tons heavier for a bridge : this is paradoxal ... but I can believe it.
    Though, I love the idea of love locks !

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  10. It's my understanding that one is supposed to throw the key to the lock into the Seine so the lock will never be removed and a couple's love therefore never ends. Thus, I am amused to see combination locks on the bridge ! Seems like hedging one's bets.

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    1. Stuart, perhaps the combination locks are a money saving scheme for serial seducers.

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  11. What do you think the authorities have in mind, Eric? Will the bridge hold up, or will they rebuild the sides?

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  12. Everyone else has already said it. Great shot!

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  13. Locks on bridges !!!!!!!!!!!! more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - arrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    I wonder how many couples are even speaking to each other in 4 weeks.

    Lock-fixers are obviously too immature to understand that a life-long relationship requires flexibility. (I have been married to the same man for 37 years, so have a right to give an opinion...)

    And they could not care less about the hardware debris they are leaving behind in a beautiful city.

    Please get out the bolt-cutters, sell the locks for scrap, and feed the Philippines.

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  14. I put love and passion before man-made bridges so I say more power to the lovers!

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  15. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww !
    I am green with envy
    With me, with me, with me ! ! !
    You killed me.
    Not fair :(( ;(

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