Featured on September 28th 2009 Yeah!

About a year or so ago, so I was told, people began to declare their love for one another by attaching a lock to the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany. Judging by the amount of locks very many people in Cologne love each other ;o)

Giulia + Lisa

Many locks are decorated or bear engravings or the names of the lovers are painted on the locks. In some cases whole families have attached locks together;

Hohenzollern Family-Ties

or friends have declared their love for one another.
For me the Hohenzollern bridge has something dark, dirty and foreboding about it. At night is looks romantic but in fact it is a huge and dark metal construction spanning the river Rhine from the Cathedral to the Trade Fair buildings, across which trains (and pedestrians) pass. The fact that so many people are decorating it with declarations of love for one another brings warmth to this monument of industrialisation and cold city life.

Hohenzollern Bridge by night, by Canada Fan

All images taken on September 26. 2009 with my Pentax k20d and seen through Irish Eyes, except the beautiful night time scene, taken by Canada Fan.

Comments

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsabout 5 years ago

    A: it’s a briiliant shot
    B: the middle shot of the engraved locks is fabulous
    C: the story behind this is amazing
    D: I have always liked this bridge for it’s industrial look juxtaposed against stunning cathedral

    BRAVO Eva

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Hi there Kriss!
    Thank you so much for taking the time and commenting!
    I´m really delighted that you like the series. I know what you mean and it truly is “grand” in respects.
    XX

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

    Terrific! In all respects

  • Maureen – thanks a million!
    XX

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 5 years ago

    What a good pic!

  • Hello dear Nici,
    Thank you so much!

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • S .
    S .about 5 years ago

    WOW !!! i hope to go there and put a lock on one day !!! very very awesom e

  • Thank you so very much Shoaib!
    That is a very lovely and romantic ambition in life, good luck!!!
    ;o)

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • LouJay
    LouJayabout 5 years ago

    Lovely image, and what a wonderful subject! Well done!!

  • Hi Lou Jay!
    Thank you so much!!
    X

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

  • Yeah Isa!!!
    I am thrilled and honoured! Thank you so much!
    ;o)
    XX

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Wonderful set of captures, well done.

  • Hello dear Rebecca, thank you so very much!!

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, I love the locks and the love! Great story!!

  • Thanks so much Tori!
    Yes, I really enjoy going there to see so many symbols of love.
    ;o)

    – Eva & Klaus WW

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot…as is the series! :)

  • Thank you very much Helen, I am really delighted that you like the series ;o)

    – Eva & Klaus WW

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