A Message On the Steps of Sacre Coeur?

Here’s where you tell me an upside down heart has some horrible, inappropriate meaning, and I’ll be forced into a state of embarrassment for the rest of the day.

On the other hand, maybe you have no clue, like me, and we’ll imagine it’s something wonderful together.

21 Comments

  1. Jessica
    April 30, 2012

    Nope, no clue. I think they are cute. (for now!)

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  2. Bianca
    April 30, 2012

    OK… so I am a dork and I googled it. According to this highly reputable method, I found that it COULD mean the opposite of love… extreme hate. However, one rather poetic response said that since it is an upside down heart and it kind of looks like tear drops it means the sorrow after love is lost. And that’s still lovely… sad, but lovely.

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  3. Kristi
    April 30, 2012

    Nichole –

    Not sure if you know this or not, but Paris in Color in available for purchase at Shakespeare & Co. My husband and I just returned from Paris (on holiday), so I wanted to pass along the pleasant surprise! I already have a copy (that my husband purchased for our anniversary), or I would have bought one on the spot! Congratulations!

    Kristi

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    • Nichole
      April 30, 2012

      Kristi – NO WAY. I think you just made my entire year. Seriously! Thank you!

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    • Janice MacLeod
      May 1, 2012

      I was just there the other day and didn’t find it. I’m going back pronto. Thanks for the heads up.

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  4. Igor
    April 30, 2012

    I’d interpret this as follows: when you are in love, the world turns upside down and you just love. Upwards or downwards. It makes no difference when in love:-)

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    • Milsters
      April 30, 2012

      I love that interpretation! I think I will adopt that also. :)

      Milsters / Little Pieces of Light

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  5. Anait
    April 30, 2012

    Perhaps it doesn’t need a meaning or, the artist did not intend one….only that it is visually pleasing and has made us think, which is usually an artist’s goal :)

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  6. marni
    April 30, 2012

    i love that it’s left to the eye of the beholder…

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  7. Bonnie McCarthy
    April 30, 2012

    I think it’s cute! Art is how we interpret it!

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  8. Kristi
    April 30, 2012

    I’m so happy to be the bearer of exciting news! You should know that your lovely book is prominently displayed at the counter and also on a small round table (near the fiction) in the middle of the shop. FYI…my husband actually spotted it first! ;)

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  9. Shoko
    May 1, 2012

    Love this.

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  10. Kate Uhry
    May 1, 2012

    love this!!! THanks for taking the picture and sharing it.

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  11. Cait
    May 1, 2012

    I love all your pictures, this one is especially neat!

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  12. abby
    May 1, 2012

    i’m scratching my head trying to figure out what the message is. i hope it’s a happy one! lol

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  13. Jess
    May 1, 2012

    I love this – esp as it’s Sacre Coeur – It’s holds a special place for me.

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  14. sabahnur
    May 1, 2012

    looks so lovely :)

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  15. Carolyn Lackey
    May 1, 2012

    Didn’t I read about these in the Da Vinci Code…

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  16. Lynda Hosty
    May 4, 2012

    I suggest you read this poem for a possible meaning for an upside down heart. It’s particularly relevant as you found it on the steps leading to Sacre Coeur. http://stevish.com/poetry/lud. I love your photography!!

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  17. Erica
    May 17, 2012

    I saw these last February on a last minute (big birthday splurge) trip to Paris. We wondered the same thing but thought the little hearts were quite sweet! Hoping the meaning is positive.

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  18. Jenifer
    June 5, 2014

    Love and who would understand. However, the staircase of love is a beautiful thing :)

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