In my last post, I mentioned that my bad-ass mother came out to Germany to visit me. Along with our little trip to Bruges, we took the obligatory trip 45 mintues down the road to Cologne, the 4th most populous city in Germany. My mom wanted to have a look around, and see the ridiculously impressive cathedral in town, the Kolner Dom. I was more than happy to oblige, as long as she would tolerate standing around a bit so I could take some obligatory pictures.
My homie Diana, the owner and proprietor of the Best Bistro in Bergheim, offered to be our little tour guide for the day, so we headed out to meet her for a beer and a stroll about the city. So, without further ado, here’s yet another bunch of pictures from the 2,000-year-old city.
The first thing we saw when we parked in Cologne. Actually kind of crazy. This building was, I think, the old city hall. Major renovations.
The Cologne Opera House and the Kolner Dom
The bridge over the Rhine that leads to the Dom. Completely covered in the engraved locks of lovers. Apparently carving your initials into a picnic table just isn’t good enough for Ze Germans.
I told you the bridge led right to the Dom
Ok, One more.
And the Dom itself. Like the 4th time I’ve published it’s picture, but oh well….
Thing really is unbelievable. I can’t overstate it.
Ok, with some people in the foreground, you can actually see how big the damn thing is.
I hope that’s not the Hindenberg.
Some other random cathedral… Or something.
So these little dates on buildings around here usually indicate when they were built, which makes me wonder if the good ol’ allies didn’t bomb the shit out of this guy on a couple of different occasions.
Ze Germans just love their statues of dudes on horses.
Hehehe. Apparently someone is hung like a light switch.
Last one for today. Not to be a tease, but I hung out for another couple of hours and took pictures of the sunset and evening skyline. And I promise, they’re worth seeing.
Come back for next post. For reals, there are some ridiculous pictures coming. This place goes from stupid pretty to downright off the charts when the sun goes down…
Don’t be a stranger.