Official graffiti Pont des Arts, Institut de France in background
Life in Paris & France

Love Locks Gone from the Bridge

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One of the graffiti artists (right) working for the Mairie de Paris

Posted on Colleen’s Paris Facebook
Official Graffiti on Pont des Arts (bridge Napolean I built) until October 2015 with the works of international street artists Jace, El Seed, Brusk and Pantonio. Read more about the 45 tonness of locks (99,208 pounds/45,000 kilos) on Street Art Replaces Padlocks and on Colleen’s Paris Padlocks of Love Weigh Down. ‪#‎lovewithoutlocks‬

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!