Unlock the Luck in France: Paris Love Locks

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Paris Love Locks

If you think that in this day and age, Paris is already way past its longstanding city of romance kind of gusto, all you have to do is walk around the Paris bridges to see how it is being displayed in full lockdown. Paris’ lock bridges are one of the many evidences on how this city is still all for romance and romanticism. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this concept, it actually is being done in other countries across the globe, even in Asia, like the one I saw in Japan. Once in a love lock bridge, a couple may write their own names on a padlock and locks it onto the bridge, throw the key into the river as a symbol of their undying love. Talk about hopeless, talk about romantic. Yes, both.

In Paris, the locks can be seen on two bridges: Pont des Arts and Pont de l'Archevêché, and there’s a difference between the two. Pont des Arts is for one’s committed love, while the Pont de l'Archevêché is for one’s lover. Either place one lock or lock it on both bridges. Now, thing is – reality sinks in and sometimes love fades away in ways that only two people can understand… hence, at one point, the love locks are unlocked, or are wanted to be unlocked. Of course, this is kinda impossible, given that these are Paris’ favorite landmarks and the keys are actually sitting pretty down in the riverbed. But, some brokenhearted couples take it too seriously, and they return with bolt cutters to try to chop off the padlocks, or maybe even go down the river to find the keys. Crazy love, baby. No matter how it goes, no matter how times change everything and no matter what happens, love locks… at least Paris agrees. Cue Burning Bridges song here, oh yeah.

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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