A Campaign Push created by Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns
Today I read an article about the famous Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. If you’re not familiar with it, in brief, it’s the bridge that’s been adorned with approximately one million padlocks. So much so that it has earned the moniker “Love Lock” bridge; not to slight the padlocks which are affectionately referred to as “love locks”. The locks have been placed there by a mere fraction of the lovers who have toured this city of love. Using the bridge and the lock as a way of expressing their undying feelings for one another, they sign the locks then lock them on the bridge’s metal grills and toss the key into the beautiful Seine River below. The bridge connects the École des Beaux-Arts to the Louvre and it overlooks the Eiffel Tower.
This simply beautiful tradition, so rich in sentiment, affection, passion and devotion has come to an end. Sadly, the locks have been deemed a safety hazard and must be removed.
In a tribute to this lovely tradition and in an effort to preserve it’s foundation and dedication to undying feelings, we are creating a “padlocks of passion” campaign. This campaign is designed to afford everyone an opportunity to embrace and showcase his or her passion and affection for the person, place or thing that makes them who they are, or that drives them crazy or wild, or that completes them or that simply makes them smile. This can be you lover, your children, your parents, your favorite ice cream or your pony. Basically, you can declare your passion for whatever suits you!
1. Purchase or pull out an old padlock
2. Write your name and your “passion’s” name on it
3. Snap a pic of it
4. Email the pic to us at email@example.com
5. Attach the padlock to a chain link fence, a bridge rail grill, a park bench rail or anything/place that you can securely place it
6. Throw the key into a river, lake, the ocean or any other large, deep body of water (no, your backyard pool doesn’t count—no take backs)
7. Place a comment in the comments section of this post letting everyone know you’re in, where you hung your padlock and where you tossed the key
Each day we will copy, paste and upload any new pics and we will keep everyone updated on our progress.
If this takes off like we think it will, we will create an entire page dedicated to our “Padlocks of Passion” campaign. The plan is to eventually have our entire blog family featured (somewhere) by way of this campaign. Hopefully this will spread like wildfire.
Having a passion fosters love, life and hope so let’s start a blogfest of passion!!
Definition of Passion-
Strong or powerful emotion
Boundless enthusiasm: any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
Strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
A person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
A strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm or desire for anything
(for example a passion for music.)
See original article at: http://nydn.us/1GcdXmo
Please invite and encourage your fellow bloggers, Facebook friends, etc., to join in. Be sure and provide them with the instructions and our email address.
4 thoughts on ““Love Locks””
STOP!!! NO!!!NO!!! love locks should not attached to public structures!!!
I saw this on TV where a couple visited the bridge. I want to go there some day. I think it’s great.
Unfortunately the locks are being removed- forever- and they’re replacing the bridge grills with some type of glass.