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If you love somebody...

 ...set him free! 
From every point of view, I find this habit of the locks on bridges, not to my taste. 
First, it's not good for the environment, second, it's too much weight for some bridges, third, it's simple, if you love somebody don't lock him or her, set them free.
Anyway, it seems that many people in Europe consider it romantic and they keep doing it. 
 

 
 
 

Frauenkirche

The famous Frauenkirche, the symbol of Dresden, stands in the centre of the city but also in a big department store as a model made of Lego bricks.
 
 

Resisting the blows of history

..."And Billy had seen the greatest massacre in European history, which was the fire-bombing of Dresden".
-Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse five"
 
 

Cinderella's Slippers

 
And they lived happily ever after?
 Did they really?
 In the spirit of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, this photo made me write another end to the story.

Put it back on the map!

 
Gera is omitted in one of the most popular guidebooks about Germany. Or it was in the edition I have, which is perhaps some years old.
 
Not worth visiting? On the contrary very much so. 
 

The fish and the bird

 
 
This picture of a small artificial lake taken in Germany and most precisely in the city of Wiesbaden, inspired me to write a fable à la Aesop.
 
A bird encountered a fish and said: