Lovers on the Pont des Arts. Paris. France. 2012,  by Ввласенко - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

No Longer Love-Locked in Paris

The City of Love has done away with the locks that lovers chained to an iconic bridge, an invented tradition that many Parisians saw as an eyesore – and as a perversion of the freedom and abandon that l’amour is all about