i discovered these lovely photos on the blog vita nostra... and the story that goes along with them is just as lovely.
apparently, french lovers inscribe locks with their names, significant dates, or romantic quotes. the locks are then attached to the pont des arts in paris, and the keys are thrown into the seine as a symbol of love and committment. how romantic is that? i think my husband and i will have to remember to bring a lock and key with us next time we go to paris :)