Are Love Locks a Parisian Heartache? Now Key-Carrying Tourists Respond




Is it a fix of love, or a showing of indifference? Around 700,000 padlocks are smothering the iconic bridges of Paris, left by love-locked couples who symbolically seal their feelings for each other. 

To love lock or not to love lock that is the question. (Credit Lisa Anselmo)

To love lock or not to love lock that is the question. (Credit Lisa Anselmo)

Either its a vast tribute to the romantic image of Paris and a boon to the tourist board, or its damaging visual pollution as cited by its opponents. Too much love can be a drag, literally,  says Lisa Taylor Huff, who has launched an online “No love locks” petition in a bid to restore the bridges to their once pristine state.  So are  love locks causing heartache in Paris? In this Reuter Video, a reporter tries to find out:

 

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