After a good friend came back from traveling Europe and told me about this, I decided it was definitely a breakfast-worthy conversation. I've heard of wishing wells, love letters, anonymous flowers, and even graffiti as creative outlets for professing love, but padlocks affixed to public bridges? Classier than vandalism, more personal than a coin, bolder than a note—and BAM! You have a solid equation for love... or superstition. At this point, all that really matters is- what a cool destination spot!
Paris’s Pont de l'Archevêché: A Famous Love Bridge
Apparently, there actually lies some controversy around these seemingly innocent lock displays:
- Structural safety concerns over the metal locks blocking views and adding weight
- Degradation of public property
- Being an aesthetic eyesore in the face of nature
Oh right, the vicious dark side to padlocks. How could I forget? Despite the controversy however, I am a fan of these eccentric little PDA creations.