Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pont des Arts - l'amour



Pont des Arts, a moonlit night, padlocks on the bridge, and ...

Paris in love


It is just not the same anywhere else


Pont des Arts
75001, Paris


 

38 comments:

Bibi said...

So true.... I put a padlock there with my late husband's name and mine.

martinealison said...

Y aurait-il la clef de l'amour aussi ?...
Belle capture Génie... Gros bisous

Melissa said...

How do the French say this, ooo la la?

Kris said...

Nothing like love in Paris! Great shot!

Palomasea said...

Awww... ;)
C'est l'amour!
You are right, chere Genie...not the same anywhere else. The City has an indescribable magic.
Bises,
- Irina

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! How right you are indeed! I was newly married in Paris, no place quite like it for love! Your photo tugged at my heart strings! Enjoy your week, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

That is so sweet, Genie.

What's the significance of the padlocks?

French Girl in Seattle said...

Les amoureux du Pont des Arts... Belle capture, Genie! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I agree.
Am I too old to put a padlock on this wonderful bridge - I've always wanted to..........Young at heart or silly in the head?

Joe said...

A classic image Genie. They seem so in love. I hope it stays with them forever.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
You have captured this romantic moment so beautifully!

In Budapest, right in the centre of the town, is a place where padlocks now proclaim the love of couples the world over. Not quite Paris....but nearly!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute image, Paris is really a romantic place!
Léia

Andy said...

Genie is taking stealth photos again, eh.

Kate said...

No one is either too old nor too young to put a padlock on the bridge. Love the peace symbol on the handbag. All's right with the world: peace and love!

biebkriebels said...

Did you waited long to see a couple? Or was it by accident. Sweet picture.

M said...

Pardon moi for being so far behind in reading your blog but I have now caught up. What wonderful memories of our trek to Chartres were brought to mind with your Sunday post! That is a great photo of the buttresses! Oh, and this photo is so sweet --- great capture of the locks of love :)

brattcat said...

c'est vrai.

Virginia said...

Vicki Archer had a great blog post on the Best Places to Kiss in Paris. I think the Pont des Arts must be at the top of list! You proved it. Great shot.
V

Lisa Graham Art said...

I believe you.

Malyss said...

Wonderful photo, what a mood! (The pic of yesterday is fabulous!)

louciao said...

A tender bit of discreet voyeurism, Genie. I had never heard of this padlock tradition. Puckered up on Paris' Pont d'Amour with peace symbol and padlock at hand--a perfect picture!

Halcyon said...

Ahhh... les amoreux! You're right, there's no place better than Paris to be in love. :)

Amish Stories said...

Romantic and very Paris like. Richard

Alexa said...

You are so right! I've kissed a boy (or two) on this bridge myself—there really is no better spot than Paris to be young and in love. Sigh.

Loree said...

I agree with you Genie - and Charles Bridge in Prague comes in at a very close second.

Starman said...

I like her bag with the "Peace" symbol!

Jack said...

Perfect. I like shots like this.

Randy said...

Amazing capture Genie.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bibi, that is so sweet.

Elizabeth, heaven's no! You are never too old for love (or a padlock on Pont des Arts)!

Lyn and others, the padlocks of love have been found on bridges in Rome, Banja (Serbia), Prague, Budapest (thanks Jane and Lance!), Paris, and many other city bridges. Now, in Paris after having been cut off Pont des Arts by the city, they appear on both Pont des Arts and Pont de l'Archevâché. They signify the love betwenn the two who affix the lock on the bridge, usually with engraved initials/names and perhaps a date. I heard that the couple throws the key into the Seine forever sealing their love for one another (are you gagging yet?). I added my own little twist in that the couple seals their love for each other and the city of light, promising to return together... Now, can you understand why I added that part?

Sylvia, that is so romantic and provides some wonderful memories I am sure.

Regarding this couple... I was in a bus with my husband (#72 - the bus not my husband) as we were taking the scenic route along the Seine after spending time at La Tour. I just happened to see them and quickly got two shots. The lighting and colors are just as you see them with the only modification to the original is a crop to take out the "trash can and sign." You can even see a bit of the haze/reflection from the bus window.

So glad that you like this one... I really do.

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So romantic Genie, can you believe my son David and his new bride will be in Paris on the 23rd of this month for five days (they're in Spain right now) I'm so hoping that they love Paris as much as I do (really, how could they not!)

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

C'est très chaud...très Parisien.

Roger

Bergson said...

Doisneau revisité

bravo

VenetiaMicio said...

Un bisou et un petit cadenas pour sceller leur amourette !!!
bisous

James said...

Oh là là belle prise!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Genie, My husband and I have a lock there... it meant so much! Paris is what I dream of most, and your blog always brings it home to me!

Jane
Flora Doora

Jilly said...

of course! Love it.

TheChieftess said...

Nice shot Genie!!! It really captures the feeling of young love!!!

Arcoiris said...

El amor presente en toas partes del mundo.
Mis cariños.