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Hooked on Paris

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On the Passerelle de Solferino (the actual name is Passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor, but who can remember that?) where people, Parisians and tourists alike come down to have a picnic above the Seine, you can find on one side, facing the Ile de la Cité, a quite impressive collection of locks that people hooked onto the meshlike grid of the bridge.
But what at a first glance may look like some drunk people who forgot their locks there after locking their bicycles up, turns out to be a collection of love messages to the city. Most locks bear messages from happy couples, and some have got engravings on them. What a nice way to keep a memory of your passage and come back to see if your lock is still there.
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8 Responses to “Hooked on Paris”

  1. # Blogger lala

    how bout a single person? i might go to Paris another 3 or 4 years. Hope so.  

  2. # Blogger Lena

    I am definitely checking it out next time I'm home. I really enjoy reading your blog, and have to admit that I had to mention it in my blog being so enamored by this entry...  

  3. # Blogger the editor.,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Hmmm....Very interesting!...indeed!
    ahhh....Only in Paris, France!
    Merci!
    DeeDee ;-D  

  4. # Blogger Yasmine

    Intéressant, je ne connaissais même pas cet endroit !  

  5. # Blogger koala

    It started in Italy.  

  6. # Blogger Kelly

    Huh. When did they start doing this? I've never heard about it before. Pretty nice.
    I would like to know the same thing as lala; only for couples? Don't see why.  

  7. # Blogger disa
  8. # Blogger Dr Tony Shaw

    'On the Passerelle de Solferino (the actual name is Passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor, but who can remember that?)'

    People who appreciate Senghor's poetry can remember that, which is why to was renamed.  

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