Thursday, 18 November 2010

Any excuse to speak French

This is not the way you would normally see the Pont Alexandre III. Even if you have never been to Paris you may know this bridge. It has been seen in films such as Ronin, A View to a Kill and Anastasia. It is almost certainly the most beautiful of Parisian bridges even if you only get a photograph from the top deck of a bus.

On the right is a close-up of the parapet. I asked a French woman about the keys and she told me that it was traditional for lovers to place the lock here and throw the key into the Seine. This act symbolised the union between two people. I will take any excuse to speak French!

Happy snapping

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