Saturday, 30 May 2015

Paris puts an end to romance, bans lovelocks, to remove all existing ones

Sorry romantic lovers heading to Paris, the Love Lock Tradition is about to be wiped out. The city of Paris has decided that to end the tradition of tourists coming over and dumping bits of metal all over its bridges, starting from Monday, the padlocks will be removed from the Pont Des Arts & plexiglass panels will soon replace the grills. The Pont Des Arts has been the most popular bridge with up to 1 million locks thought to be attached to the railings. The City has however had enough.
According to the council in charge, the locks are causing ‘a lasting degradation of the heritage of Paris and also a risk to the safety of visitors.
This is somehow Justifiable because a part of the 'Pont Des Arts' collapsed sometime ago due to the weight of metals attached in the name of love.