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Love Padlocks - Cologne - 1 by BenHeine Love Padlocks - Cologne - 1 by BenHeine
© Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com
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I visited Cologne a few days ago. It's such a great and dynamic city with lovers all around!

Love padlocks are a custom by which sweethearts affix padlocks to a fence or similar public fixture to symbolise their love. Since 2008, love locks have started appearing on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany. The bridge is 409.19 meters long and is full of these locks between the sidewalk and the tracks. Usually, the loving couple throws the key in the river below... Deutsche Bahn, the bridge's operator, threatened to have the locks removed, but relented in the face of public opposition.

The bridge is a huge construction but these locks give it such a romantic dimension... I'll soon post a big panoramic view showing all the city from a high skyscraper...

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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My 360 degrees panorama of Cologne:



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:icony22799:
y22799 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
a lovely photo...

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maur1n Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
That's sweet! I want to put a padlock there too!
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NeRrOo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
omg !!!!
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1XLADEDAX1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god...thats a lot of padlocks~ :O
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Jien-chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I'm not normally a romantic person (at least not when it comes to my own, personal life), but some day, I want to find a person worthy to put a padlock at the Hohenzollern Bridge with.
:)
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midnightxlover Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredibly romantic. I live in a small town and the people don't really do this anymore. I find this picture to be very inspirational and I just love it. A lot of the locks are the same type and style of lock but I like how each on is special because the names of the sweethearts are on it. Very good picture.
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Memory-Clock Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Beautiful, not just by the way you captured it, but because mankind has used this as a symbol of love, to show love. People where I live (Brainerd, Minnesota,) seem to have forgoten this, forgotten love and art.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
this uplifts the very core of my soul :')
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neo-ricochet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Hey Ben, nice shot! This would fit like the 360° of Cologne perfectly in our "Love for Cologne" ! ;)

By the way, i had have quiet the same idea! ^^

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Greetz
Jos
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artsynerd94 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so cool
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