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Love locks Kö 5-22-15 2 | by THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Love locks Kö 5-22-15 2

One panel of the "Love locks" that have accumulated on the Hohenzollernbrücke (Hohenzoller bridge, the main railway bridge, with pedestrian walkways) in Cologne, Germany. These (close-up view is the prior shot in my photostream) can become a problem for bridges (they're a European tradition...) when the weight of the locks starts intruding on the loads the bridge can carry. A bridge in Paris, France had to have the railings that love locks were attached to replaced, because they were threatening the structural integrity of the bridge! (recent when posted...) On the Hohenzollernbrücke, they aren't at that point yet, but there's a serious imbalance between the south side of the bridge and the north side. (the south side is a heck of a lot easier to get to!) Taken by a Nikon D610 at ISO 400 with a Nikkor 35-105mm ƒ 3.5-4.5 AF lens. (at 35)

 

From prior shot, I backed off, and zoomed out...

 

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Taken on May 22, 2015