Shortly before we left home I purchased a brass padlock.
Then I took it to the local engraver and asked him if he could engrave something onto it for me.
He gave me a look - you know- like "Here's a strange one!"
So I explained that I was going to Paris and there is a bridge there where lovers place a padlock.
His eyes lit up and he burst into French!
When I asked if he was French he explained he was actually Swiss.
"Oh! I' m going to Switzerland too!"
We chatted about his homeland and why he had moved to Australia (a woman of course !) and then he set to work engraving
"Helen & Tony 2013" only he put a heart instead of the & sign....
(Why didn't I think of that?)
.... and when I went to pay him he refused to take any money!!!
What a sweetie!
So today, on our last day in Paris, we took ourselves off to the Pont des Artes to put our padlock on the bridge.
The Lovers' Bridge !
It is amazing ! I love it !
I LOVE Paris !
So today's photos are about the Pont des Artes.
When you come to Paris, don't forget your padlock. It's a lovely tradition.
Tomorrow we pick up our hire car and we head south. Don't know what the wifi access will be like down there in the little hilltop village of Fayence.