Locks of Love

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Ahh, Paris in the rain is just as magical as Paris in the sun. When we arrived, the weather app said it would be rainy the entire week. Initially, I would be extremely bummed if this was anywhere else… but Paris in the rain is fun… and cold… but there’s just something about walking the streets in the rain. Now, if it was pouring rain, that’s not too fun, but a little drizzle and an umbrella (that doesn’t open up from the bottom and ruin the umbrella, you know what I’m talking about?!) now that’s when it’s nice. So I’m sure many of you know the Lock of Love bridge… so, of course I had to go visit it. A few years ago, I had read that they took the locks off the bridge due to it falling, and I didn’t believe it. To come to find out, it was real, the locks were gone, and I was sad about it. I walked around the bridge looking at the plexiglass where the locks had gone and people wrote their names on the glass. On park benches, people had placed their locks on the very bottom where the bench legs were touching the bridge; clever. I didn’t want to do that so I kept walking and said there will be another bridge somewhere that I can place it on. But this was the actual bridge. So, I found a spot, which was a bike lock wrapped around the light post, put the lock which mine and Kyle’s name on it (duh haha) and threw the key in the water. So, we leave the bridge…. and less than a mile away, there was a bridge… with locks… everywhere! It was fascinating! Although, a little bummed that I couldn’t put my lock where all of the other locks are, I was like, well, that lock is on the original! Pep talks right? Haha, anyways, Paris was completely quiet in the rain which was weird to see. Only the super tourist areas were busy, but even then, there wasn’t as many people as you would think. 

Many people are messaging me and saying that they want to go, and I recommend Paris 1000%, especially in March. It’s not super crowded and you get to dance in the rain! 

Thanks for reading & I still have more to post about Paris, so stay tuned!! Xo

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25 Comments

  1. April 16, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I’ve always wanted to see the locks of love!! I’m envious of your experience! I can’t believe they took some of the locks off! & I’m glad people put some locks on the legs of the bench, creativity is key!!

    • Emily
      April 17, 2017 / 1:34 am

      I was a bit disappointed when I saw them gone but seeing them on another bridge made up for it! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

    • Emily
      April 17, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  2. April 17, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I have always wanted to travel there and place a lock on the bridge! I had no clue they had been removed. It seems like a wonderful place to visit and I enjoyed the pictures!

    • Emily
      April 17, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. April 17, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Paris is my favorite city in the world, though I prefer it when it’s sunny. 🙂

    • Emily
      April 17, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Rain isn’t for everyone, although I lucked out and caught the sun in the afternoon most days! Thanks for reading!

    • Emily
      April 18, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Ahhh you’re the sweetest!!! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. April 18, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    How awesome! What a gorgeous place!

  5. April 18, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I would love to go here! The pictures are amazing!

    • Emily
      April 18, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  6. Shane Prather
    April 19, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Love finding locks around the world! I’m sad they are being removed in some cities.

    • Emily
      April 19, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      It is sad but that isn’t stopping people from placing them in other places around the area! Thanks for reading 🙂

  7. April 19, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    It looks like you had a blast in Paris! I love the rain as well, there’s something so calming about it! Paris is on my list of places to go, I’ve always wanted to visit the bridge. These photos make me want to buy a ticket to Paris today!

    • Emily
      April 19, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Do it!!!! Thanks for reading, Paris is always a good idea 🙂

  8. April 20, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Would love to visit Paris someday! You got some great shots of this beautiful landmark. It’s funny how we all love the romantic thought of putting a lock on a bridge. I would love to know more on the story of how this started.

    • Emily
      April 21, 2017 / 1:04 am

      I would love to see how it all began too. I honestly believe we all love to be loved! Thanks for reading 🙂

  9. April 20, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Great photos! Do you remember the name of the bridge with the locks now? I feel like I somehow missed that when I was there!

    • Emily
      April 21, 2017 / 1:07 am

      I don’t remember but I’ve always referred to it as the Lock of Love Bridge; but I’m sure if you google it, it will pop right up! 🙂

  10. April 22, 2017 / 7:41 am

    I thought you might be interested to know that the removed locks are being sold to raise money for helping refugees. I think it’s a great idea, and an opportunity to show universal love in a difficult time!
    Glad you enjoyed your trip in Paris!
    Lisa | http://www.whatlisadidnext.com

    • Emily
      May 10, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you for telling me that! How cool!

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