The Hohenzollen Bridge  by Lilian Marshall


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The Hohenzollen Bridge over the River Rhine in Cologne W/Germany .The structure erected from 1907-1911 originally consisted of 2 railway bridges and a road bridge. After 1945 it was rebuilt for the 2 railway bridges which was later supplemented by a 3rd , As a replacement for the missing road bridge pedestrian and cycle paths were attached to the outer rail bridges. It is adjacent to the railway station one of the most important nodes in the German and European rail network. Love locks adorn the safety mesh engraved with couples initials or names . They are locked onto the mesh and then the key is thrown into the Rhine as a token of their love they will keep forever. Lumix DMC-TZ18


hohenzollen bridge, railway, pedestrians, bicycles, cologne, germany, rhine, lilian

progressed from holiday snaps to being serious about it just 3 years ago.I keep a compact camera in my handbag at all times .It is more convenient, an SLR is to heavy and complicated for me. I just like to point and shoot. I do enhance my images slightly with pseudo HDR on a single image. Now I have a hobby and a passion.

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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and processing Lilian, It years since I last past through Cologne, probably over this very bridge, how time keeps marching on eh

  • Thank you for adding this to your favs Peter.I bet it hasn’t changed much either . Cologne station is huge and you can get a train to almost anywhere from here.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 3 years ago

    Great image Lilian.

  • Thanks for the fav Jacqui.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 3 years ago

    Great shot Lilian. Lovely moody sky.

  • Thank you Gary

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 3 years ago

    Super capture Lilian …

  • Thank you Tom.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Lilian

  • Thank you Barry

    – Lilian Marshall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Andrea.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Lilian. I see the ‘Dom’ standing proud on the right of the picture.

  • Thank you Richard . Yes you are right.. It is a fantastic cathedral.Have you been there .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneabout 3 years ago

    Love the idea of the love locks Lilian

  • It was a good idea. 100s of them .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 3 years ago

    Hi Lilian.
    Yes, a couple of times, but a few years ago. :-))

  • I don’t suppose it has changed much. Except there are so many beggars now around the Dom.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 3 years ago

    Wow what an awsome shot Lillian, love the effect.

  • Thank you so much Malcolm. appreciate your comment

    – Lilian Marshall

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