Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE

Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE – if friends feel very close, they share a lock-ritual: friendship metaphors seen in Cologne, Deutz Bridge, Rhine River, near the Cathedral: they throw the key of the lock into the deep river to be fixed together till eternity and no one will be able to unlock them again – not even a good diver …
locks in Cologne
photo by frizztext; click on the picture to enter his flickr galleries …
related: flickrcomments.wordpress.com/weekly-photo-challenge/weekly-photo-challenge: CLOSE
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about LOVE LOCKS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_padlocks
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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebesschloss
love locks are in Rome, Vrnjačka_Banja (Serbia), Moscow, Paris, Helsinki, Salzburg, Munich, Pécs (Hungary), Guam, Montevideo, Seoul, Tokyo, Kiev, Seville, Toronto etc.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/europe/06rome.html?_r=1
also:
http://www.rhinemagazine.com/locks-love-tinkling-cologne
there you can read: “Love locks have also appeared in Florence, Rome (Ponte Milvio), Guam, Montevideo, Seoul, Tokyo, Kiev, Seville and other major cities. In Rome the practise was given a huge boost in 2006 by a romantic movie called ‘Ho Voglia di Te’…”
also related:
http://www.candaceroserardon.com/2012/02/love-locks-in-cologne/
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http://www.justaplanerideaway.com/2009/12/padlocks-of-love-in-koln-germany.html

I took some more photos there:
[click on the image for a larger sized version]
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About frizztext

websites: 1 - my daily wordpress blog "flickrcomments" at FLICKRCOMMENTS, 2 - photo pool at frizztext, 3 - flickr group BLOG IT!, 4 - twitter, 5 - my guitar, 6 - about.me

65 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE

  1. Wow, that’s great! I was recently in Francavilla Al Mare on the Adriatic, and at the end of the town pier there are locks all over the railings. Someone said it was a public display of love for another. Wondering if this is a common custom through Europe in some way?

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  2. Excellent post! Love the concept. Now I have to go look for a photo that illustrates “close.” :-)

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  5. In paris we have the same, love it :)

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  6. A nice ritual – “love locks!”

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  7. Great entry . I love this middle one with the reptile on it. :)

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  10. Love locks, how wonderful !

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  11. Incredibly, indescribably, uncommonly cool, cool, cool!
    Par excellence!

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  13. This is really cool! Closed locks.

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  14. Interesting. Like the one on the left with the little red heart drawn on it. Now they’ll be close!

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  15. Wonderful metaphor and an interesting shot! I like the fact that the participants have to “close” the lock!

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  16. wow prettty close, great entry frizztext :)

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  17. Thank you…I had never heard of the lock ritual.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  19. So many cultures in the world…so many secrets…to unlock. I’d never heard of this one.

    hugs for sharing. :)

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  21. Alexandra Román

    Love it

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  22. That’s a very nice custom and I love your photo, Frizz! [I wonder if anyone cleans the waters from all these keys or are they piling up creating an unnatural metal seabed!]

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  23. I recently saw some “Padlocks of Love” in Italy over the Tiber River. Such a cool phenomenon!

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  24. Specially like this one

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  26. Great photo and I like your interpretation of the the theme on several levels.

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  27. That love lock photo is fabulous! I love all the different size and color locks… Just like life I suppose… :-)

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  28. I have heard about this before…but it looks incredible

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  29. wonderful idea to share this frizz, a lot of us have never seen it before!

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  30. I only heard of this after we have been to Köln. :-(
    will try my best to go back there before our final back to South-Africa

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  31. But… were there any locks around? ;)
    Seriously, though… very, very cool Frizz!

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  32. This is an interesting idea Frizz :) Never heard of that before.

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  33. Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm – that’s where I found mine :)
    http://seeloveremember.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/weekly-photo-challenge-together/

    Being together inherently means being close…

    Close can have so many meanings, it can be hard to capture them all in one go…
    http://seeloveremember.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/weekly-photo-challenge-close/

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  35. dialog in my flickr photo stream:

    1 – Fig & Quince (10 hours ago)
    I’m very much intrigued by this shot (& series) but I’m not sure I understand … is this a place where people add locks?

    2 – Frizztext (reply, a moment ago)

    everyone can add there his lock – in Cologne; other cities have the same project…
    maybe you can be the first to start this in YOUR hometown?

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  36. autumninbruges

    I just saw your entry, although you posted some days ago! We had the same idea, lol… :) Thanks for the pingback..

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  37. Fun photo! There’s a place in Rome, the Gianicolo where lovers put locks on a fence as well. It appears to be an international tradition! Thank you for the follow!

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  38. I came across this ritual last year. I am very impressed by it

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  39. REALLY liked this one! Clesed for sure! KKKKKKKK

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  40. I somehow missed this pic. Just LOVE it, it’s so unusual, and I love the padlock with the lizard on.

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  41. awesome pic… thanks for the visit and like over at CTB : D

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  42. I love your photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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