Sunday, 30 September 2012

Lock Up Your Daughters

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Lock Up Your Daughters by Paris Set Me Free

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An incredible sight, I know, and one that's rather rare in Paris these days; a bridge with only a couple of modest little locks on it and not a battery worthy of Fort Knox...

This is how it begins, of course. The Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir hasn't yet reached mythical status in the eyes of the lovelorn, or indeed the lovelocked, and its less-than-central Paris position has so far saved it from the bane of the accursed, I mean the joy of the romantic souls of the world all round, but for how long?

Considering the perfect configuration for lock-fixing of this bridge, along with the saturated state of the other Paris lock bridges, this might just be the solution, especially for those with a literary bent, it conveniently linking the interesting Parc de Bercy with the architectural wasteland that is the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

In addition, the pedestrian-only passerelle isn't aesthetically displeasing; there's even a certain sultriness to its undulations, or have I just had one too many rose-coloured elixir..?

Given the choice, and the inclination, I wouldn't balk at the idea of eschewing the traditional lock-bearers of the Pont des Arts and Pont de l'Archevêché in favour of this seductive new Simone-come-lately, despite its rather barren surroundings. Quoting Oscar Wilde or even the Lizard King into the bargain, why not - they're just around the corner in our dear Père Lachaise...

And why not...
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