This week’s photo challenge is ‘layered‘. Whilst searching through my old photos, this one, of a bridge in Paris, caught my eye.
The Pont des Arts used to be centre of a tradition where couples fastened ‘love locks’ on the railings of the bridge and threw the key in the Seine. But apparently, this practice became illegal in 2015 when nearly a million locks, weighing a total of 45 tonnes, were removed from the bridge (BBC).
Even though the locks are now gone, I wonder how many of the couples are still together?
“Here, you and me, 29.04.13”
To me, the locks in the photo not only form physical layers, but each lock — clinging onto its little bit of the space — also has a story behind it. There are layers there, too.
Let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject! Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you again soon.
7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered”
My first view of a similar bridge was in Cinque Terra. Since I’ve seen others so the idea has caught on.
Yes, I think the tradition has spread quite far, I wonder where it originated!
LOL – excellent question. Maybe the bridge needs an update section!! Good choice for the week Sohini.
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Ahaha, maybe it does! Thank you very much, Tina 🙂