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.

I visited Cologne a few days ago. It's such a great and dynamic place. 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, which
has been provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.