it seems cool…what’s wrong with a 4oz lock right? do this math…4oz times 50,000 locks…that’s…200,000oz!!! 16oz = 1#; 2000# – a ton…and my numbers are just a guess; i’m trying to say locks don’t belong on strutures!!!!

My (Parttime) Paris Life

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Dear Tourists:
I know it seems romantic, a lock signifying your everlasting love fastened forever to a bridge in the City of Light—and sure, a few years ago it was quite a novel and charming idea. But now, dear tourists, much like the Real Housewives series, it’s just too much of a good thing. The delicate Pont des Arts has become a freakish glut of indistinguishable metal lumps, and worse, is now in mortal danger. Poor, lovely bridge. And what about all those keys you’re tossing into the Seine? Did you think about that, my tourist lovebirds? That can’t be good for the health of the river. But what do you care? It’s not like you live here; it’s just a photo op to you.

The Pont des Arts, the early days in 2010. It looked innocent enough. The Pont des Arts, the early days in 2010. It looked innocent enough.

But now, my romantic tourist types, as if the Pont des Arts wasn’t…

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