Events and Challenges

Love is not locked ! {IBMC 02/10}

This is my series on the  Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. To know the answers to how, what and why, read my post : The beginning {IBMC 00/10}

IBMC #02: Freeze a Foto Challenge

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This is my second post for IBMC. This challenge involves picking a photograph of your choice and describing the memories associated with it.

So this is the photo I froze, quite literally (check out that bird in flight) 🙂

It is from my first visit to Paris, the city of love, in September 2015. You can read about my trip here.

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Pont de L’Archeverche, Paris, France  

Pictured here is the ‘love lock bridge’ 

This was the first time I visited a love lock bridge and it was really nice to see the thousands of colorful locks, some of which were specially engraved with names and dates. We saw swarms of couples taking part in this age-old ceremony. They would put a lock on the bridge and throw the key in River Seine in order to demonstrate the unbreakable and everlasting nature of their relationship ! I know it sounds sweet and delightful, but believe it or not, it is a huge menace. The number of couples who come to Paris, for expressing their undying love with this ritual is actually quite overwhelming. In fact, the city officials have had to remove scores of locks and sections of the original Love Lock Bridge Pont des Arts on numerous occasions, as its railings have often collapsed with the burden of love.

Getting inspired from a spray painting over the locks at the bridge that said “LOVE IS NOT LOCKED“, my husband and I decided not to contribute to the load of the poor bridge and just enjoyed a stroll in the vicinity.


Check out my other IBMC posts:

  1. I fly higher than the skies ! {IBMC 01/10}

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