Hohenzollern Love Locks

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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.

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