Saturday Snapshot: Paris Revisited

In reading, I am still making my way through Les Miserables.  Considering it’s a 900-page behemoth with small print, this may not surprise you!  As a result, I still have Paris on the brain…and since Marius and Cosette just fell in love, let’s run with that theme.

P1010904

I’d like to say I forgot the name of this bridge, but I don’t think I ever actually knew it.  However, I did hear the tradition somewhere–couples put a lock on the bridge and throw the key into the Seine, as a sign of commitment…because the only way to open the lock and end the relationship is (theoretically) to jump into the river and find the key again.  Obviously this is an immensely popular tradition.

P1010905

I wanted a close-up, so I fiddled around with the locks to get a good angle on a couple with fun names…kind of makes me wonder who Pierre and Juliette are.

P1010900

If you don’t like the lock option, people have carved up all the poor trees along the Seine too.  The sheer number of hearts and initials is staggering…my environmental instincts freak out a bit, while the hopeless romantic in me just goes AWW!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be forging along through Les Mis…

Visit At Home with Books for more Saturday Snapshots!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
This entry was posted in Saturday Snapshot and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: Paris Revisited

  1. megwrites says:

    Your picture of the locks reminded me of this video that my kids love: http://vimeo.com/56458358#at=0.
    I was supposed to go to Paris when I was fourteen, but then I got in a car accident and broke my pelvis so my brother got to go instead (oh, woe is me ;). Someday!

  2. Obviously there are a lot of folks visiting Paris who are in love!

    Thanks for these photos.

    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot!

  3. dianem57 says:

    The sheer number of locks on the bridge and names carved into the trees reinforces the image of Paris as a very romantic place.

  4. I have shots of this bridge and close-ups of the locks! And, like you, I heard the same story, but have no idea what the bridge is called. I think it is fantastic though – it is such a lovely idea. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/7FE3e

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s