Trending in lock step

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Locks on a bridge in Cologne (Köln), Germany

It seems there’s something romantic about attaching a lock to the railings of a bridge as a symbol of one’s love for his/her partner. This romantic gesture is popping up all over the place, including here, on the pedestrian portion of a rail bridge near the main train station in Cologne, Germany. (Snapped this while passing through town in 2015.)

But as with everything, it can be overdone: In Paris, city officials had to remove locks from its bridges in the last couple of years because they were adding too much weight to the structures, to the point of causing a railing to collapse. And frankly, it doesn’t look too pretty after a while …

Intriguing figures

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Intriguing figures

As far as abandoned buildings, go, this is a neat way to treat the windows. Spotted in Prague back in September.

Tree

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Tree

Some of the playful art hung on the fence at the playground outside the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association in Calgary. Captured this in late spring 2016.

Lounging around in Prague

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Lounge chair

Free public wifi along with a bunch of artful, colourful chairs like this one … it’s as if this neighbourhood space is Prague is asking for you to hang out.

Berlin’s Museum of modern trash

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Museum of modern trash

It appears as if humour is a encouraged in the City of Berlin’s department of public works. This trash bin brought a smile to my face when I came across it back in September, at any rate!

Three-sided portals

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Three-sided portals

Staring up at this building on Oxford Street in London back in September, I found the window design particularly pleasing for some reason.

Street art for everyone

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Street art for everyone

Another sample of the street art adorning a remaining section of the Berlin Wall in eastern Berlin, known as the East Side Gallery.

Down is up

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Down is up

Here’s another piece of art adorning a panel of the remnants of the Berlin Wall, along what’s now known as the East Side Gallery. Captured this back in September.

Watching the canal

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Watching the canal

This fella looks as if he could be a character come alive from the NFB animated video of the Canadian folk song The Log Driver’s Waltz, but he’s really quite far from turn-of-the-20th-century Canada. This specimen is overlooking a canal by Kampa Island in Prague.

Random polka dots in London

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Polka dots

Happened to come across this very colourful pillar while wandering down a quiet street in London’s Soho neighbourhood back in September. There appeared to be no obvious reason for the decoration … but then again, who really needs one?