Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

I was in Salzburg today – did a day trip there. It was a great day to step out – the sun was out and Salzburg seemed like just the place to be in such weather.

Towards the end of the day, I was returning back to railway station and decided to walk (again) instead of taking the bus. Walking along the banks of the Salzach, I came close to the Makart Steg (bridge) to find it all lit up with thousands of LEDs. Its reflection in the waters of the Salzach seemed like the Milky Way with all the LEDs glittering off the water.

So – I thought that would be my story for the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge. But that wasn’t it – as I got on to the bridge, I saw the thousands of “love locks” – a common romantic gesture, where a lock inscribed with the names of the couple, are secured to a bridge – amidst all those LEDs. And that, my friend, is the story. One might truly say – where there is love, there is light.

More photos from Salzburg will follow in the next few days.

The Makart Steg (bridge) in Salzburg was lit up with thousands of LEDs for Christmas (Dec. 2014)

The Makart Steg (bridge) in Salzburg was lit up with thousands of LEDs for Christmas (Dec. 2014)

What I did not see from afar are the thousands of "love-locks" secured to the sides of the bridges amidst all the LEDs - one might truly ask - where there is love, there is light? (Dec. 2014)

What I did not see from afar are the thousands of “love-locks” secured to the sides of the bridges amidst all the LEDs – one might truly ask – where there is love, there is light? (Dec. 2014)

And so it is - I came to capture the twinkling stars, but found thousands of declarations of love amidst them. (Dec. 2014)

And so it is – I came to capture the twinkling stars, but found thousands of declarations of love amidst them. (Dec. 2014)

 

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    • Haha.. 🙂 I guess it does weigh the bridge down with all that emotional and physical burden. Read about that bridge in Paris where one section of the railing collapsed under the weight of these locks. So, a very valid comment there

    • I guess I kinda jumped in to it…;-) I love winters here in Germany…the merry spirit of the festive season is just one of the many reasons for that. So, no – I don’t hold back the cheer.. 🙂

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