Paris Officials Seek Artistic Solution to Tourists’ Love Locks Obsession

It’s a global trend that has captured the imagination – and hearts – of romantics around the world, but it seems the tide may be turning against love locks. Paris council has pledged to take action against the locks, which are attached in their thousands to the guard rails of bridges across the capital by couples as a symbol of their love. The city’s culture secretary Bruno Julliard has been charged by the newly-appointed mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, to come up with a solution to the phenomenon that will appease both the romantics and those concerned about the damage the locks are causing to the historic bridges… READ MORE