The Tumski (Cathedral) Bridge is a steel bridge over the north branch of the Oder river that leads to the cathedral. Constructed in 1889, this steel bridge replaced an old wooden bridge to connect the Cathedral Island and the Sand Island. It is an old road bridge now open to pedestrians only. It is also called Cathedral Bridge, Green Bridge or Lovers Bridge. Here, lovers 'lock their love' in a padlock which they hook into the bridge, and then toss the key into the river. Since 2009 lovers hung on the Tumski Bridge several thousands of padlocks with their names, some padlocks weigh up to half a kilogram. In 2013, padlocks placed over the heads of passers-by have been removed, they weighed more than 300kg.
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Kamilutka (8103) 2014-02-23 21:19
ladnie uchwycony Most Tumski z niewielka iloscia przechodniow. Dobra perspektywa i ciekawy punkt widzenia. Pionowy format pozwolil na uchwycenie kosciolow w calosci.
emka (84305) 2014-02-23 23:23
Ładnie odcina sie ten niebieski most na tle katedry. I dziewczyna tez niczego . Bardzo ładnie skadrowane zdjęcie.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-24 3:19
a fascinating note to accompany this wonderfully enticing image. It is an unusual and fairly unique way to access any cathedral, and I really love this composition. Wonderful contrast of colours and elements here that make this so original and interesting. Like it a lot! Amazing thought that the weight of the padlocks could have collapsed the bridge!!
Have a good week - B.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-24 5:04
Nice view of the beautiful bridge. Love the bright cyan colour of the bridge making it stand out from the surroundings. A nice corner from your beautiful city. With all those padlocks no wonder they named it 'Lover's bridge'. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (43795) 2014-02-24 8:00
This is a fine combination of very different styles of architecture and different colours. The street leads me nicely toward the bridge and the cathedral, and the woman plays an important role for the composition. Her red bag and red glove give us fine dots or bright colour.
eldancer1 (30873) 2014-02-25 15:52
Very nice capture of this bridge and the cathedral, good to have the people for scale. Nice lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (26860)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-23 20:59