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May 30th, 2015, 02:57 PM
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Paris removes Pont des Arts love locks

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2...idge/28209183/

So pleased to read this, but I didn't know part of the bridge had collapsed due to weight of locks.
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May 30th, 2015, 03:09 PM
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Yes, glad to hear they took them off. The bridge collapse was a last year.
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May 30th, 2015, 03:21 PM
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They'll also be coming off the Pont de l'Archeveché. Lemmings in the guise of tourists, find something else stupid to do.
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May 30th, 2015, 03:40 PM
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I saw a chase credit card ad in travel and leisure yesterday that said:

So you can
rent a motorbike in Milan
head for Cinque Terre
walk along the via dell'Amore
Seal your love with a padlock on the bridge
and discover the thrill of cliffside dining

I am writing them, stop encouraging people to do this.
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May 30th, 2015, 03:48 PM
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So glad they're removing those locks.
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May 30th, 2015, 04:07 PM
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after 6 years they finally will get rid of the kudzu of Paris. It is not love. You don't lock in a lover toss a key to pollute the fish. It is vandalism
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May 30th, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Last time we saw locks all over the place.
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May 30th, 2015, 06:42 PM
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The locks are appearing in other countries as well.

http://10mosttoday.com/10-awesome-lo...und-the-world/

I'd like to see cities get serious about graffiti too.
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May 30th, 2015, 06:45 PM
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About time!
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May 30th, 2015, 07:55 PM
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The Accademia Bridge in Venice has been ruined by locks as well.


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May 30th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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I am so very happy to read this. Thank you for posting.
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May 30th, 2015, 08:36 PM
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Locks are even appearing on the fence at my house!
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May 30th, 2015, 08:48 PM
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It's about time. We saw them a few years ago and I actually through they were cute, but a couple of years later it looked like a total mess. Stupid tourist! What more can you expect.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iberian...57634118072262
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May 30th, 2015, 08:55 PM
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"Locks are even appearing on the fence at my house!"

Learn how to pick the locks and sell them as scrap metal.
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May 30th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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I put on a combination lock because I knew the relationship would not last.
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May 30th, 2015, 10:04 PM
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Last month, we saw locks on random pieces of chain link fencing along the cliff walk in Newport, RI, and watched a couple placing one on a pedestrian bridge in Wellfleet, MA. It's a global epidemic of stupid and ugly and it can't end soon enough for me.
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May 30th, 2015, 10:30 PM
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One more indication that the species is marching in lockstep toward extinction.
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May 31st, 2015, 10:35 AM
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I often wonder who starts these stupid trends, and how they spread? This particular one has been reported in major publications, for example. The only benefit is to those vendors selling the locks near the Seine, and I'm sure they don't have international PR agents to have started it. I wonder if it was just some dumb travel writer/publication and it got picked up. I admit sometimes I read stuff in major travel magazines or newpaper travel sections that isn't very astute advice or by people who don't even know what they are talking about that much.

But it has spread to many other cities, also, it is just the craziest thing (like NYC, Rome, FLorence, many others). It started around 10-15 years ago.
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May 31st, 2015, 10:37 AM
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I can tell you no one was selling locks by the cliff walk in Newport, lol. People brought their own.

It's a fad, and it will fade.
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May 31st, 2015, 11:06 AM
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Hooray for their removal in Paris.

They are also on the small shrine that's located in the middle of the historic bridge over the Rhine in Basel. Blecch. I wish the city would get rid of them.
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