ThIs bridge over the river Seine in Paris is not the only structure straining under the tokens of undying love.
In Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK, the bridge is positively burgeoning under the burden on locks that are permanently fastened to the rails, while the river below is said to be full of the keys.
Some of the locks have been engraved, as you can see above. The idea is that the loving couple fastens the lock to the bridge and then tosses away the key. No going back then!
The bridge in Paris was beginning to collapse under the weight of all the added metal to the structure, so time will tell what will happen in Bakewell; a popular tourist destination, more famed for its Bakewell Tart; a jam and sponge pastry.
I.m wondering if there isn’t a locksmith in Bakewell ‘doing a nice little earner’ by quietly removing locks of the disenchanted for a small fee, or is that proving a bit too cynical?
Here is the link to the video about the bridge in Paris:
BBC BAKEWELL TART RECIPE FROM THE GREAT BRITISH BAKEOFF
Most of us have eaten it, but not so many of us have made this magnificent British afternoon tea treat, so why not give it a go today?
- For the shortcrust pastry
- For the filling
- For the icing
80g/2¾oz icing sugar
2½ tsp cold water
Bakewell Tart Recipe from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bakewell_tart_90600