The last week of our little European tour got a little crazy and I haven’t had a chance to get on the blog. But for those of you who follow me on Twitter there have been regular updates. =) Shooting a wedding in Berlin, trying to catch dozens of trains, 12 different flights, and keeping all our equipment in tact really feels too overwhelming to write about in one post. However, the last day of our trip we got to spend 30 hours in Paris. It was one of those surreal little incredible experiences, just for Suzy and I, that we will probably remember all our lives. There are a lot of memories packed into those 30 short hours, but one snap shot moment that stuck out to us was Lover’s Lock Bridge.
We had been wandering around the city and after walking past the Louvre came to a bridge that a friend of ours in Paris told us about. The Pont des Arts, is a footbridge between the Louvre and the left bank of the Seine. The railings are covered in locks left by lovers who attached them and then threw the key in the river. We didn’t have any directions, and weren’t really sure if we would ever find it. But aimless wandering in foreign cities has always proved a good choice for me in the past, and this was no exception.
It had rained all morning, so the air was crisp and clear, the city smelled fresh and clean, and there seemed to be love floating through the air all around the bridge. We all of a sudden felt this strong urge to attach a lock with our names to the bridge. We decided that if need be, we would spend the last five hours we had in the city finding a lock. We walked a little over a mile from the bridge till we came to a lock shop. We used some of our last Euros to buy it, and returned to the bridge to attach it to our own special place! Of course we didn’t know at the time you were supposed to throw the key in the river, so we opted to carry the key almost 6,000 miles away to throw it in the ocean. In my opinion, that’s a better solution anyway.
So here it is, documentation of our lock on the bridge! Next time you’re in paris, it might just be fun to find our lock on the bridge, take a photo, and send it to me so I can post it on my blog. You might also have the same urge to put your own lock there, so make sure to bring one. I also put a map below to the lock shop we found. I don’t know how often the city removes all the locks, but it’s fun to know ours is there for the time being!
Many more posts and photos from a lot of different events coming soon!
Locking it to the bridge
The marker will probably come off at some point, so we scratched our initials on the bottom as well.
It’s right across from the second bench from the top on the west side (the side farthest from the Louvre) of the bridge.
Here’s where our lock is!
Here’s a map to the lock shop we found.
And a photo of the lock shop.