Tag Archives: Cologne

Cologne and the Kolner Dom – An Evening Stroll


Yes, yes, it took a while.  In my defense, blogging and globetrotting at the same time isn’t horribly easy.  That said, here are the aforementioned pictures from my evening spent strolling around Cologne.  Now, this city isn’t all that high up on your average person’s list of shit to see in Europe.  Well, at least not on the same tier as Paris or Prague or Amsterdam and the like.  But frankly, it ought to be.  And if this post doesn’t convince you, well, then, nothing will.  Have a look.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Crossing the Rhine

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Pretty little sunset.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

And trust me, sunsets in Germany are hard to come by. Ze Germans see the sun like once a month….

Cologne And Kolner Dom

And now things get stupid pretty.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

In the evenings the whole Dom and pretty much everything around it are lit up. It’s an amazing sight.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Kolner Dom is ridiculous. See it before you die.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

The bridge with all the locks on it that we saw in my last post.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Cologne And Kolner Dom

Messing around. Long exposure with a train going by. Kinda like it.

Cologne And Kolner Dom

I’ll leave you with this.  I like the crowd walking by…

That’s all for this stint in Cologne, but it’s a safe bet that you’ll see more of it before my stay in Germany reaches its conclusion.  Come back soon for some pictures of Bruges, Belgium.

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

8 Comments

Filed under The Sights, The Sights of Europe

Cologne and the Kolner Dom


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.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

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.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

The Cologne Opera House and the Kolner Dom

Cologne 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.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

I told you the bridge led right to the Dom

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Ok, One more.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

And the Dom itself. Like the 4th time I’ve published it’s picture, but oh well….

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

The Dom

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Thing really is unbelievable. I can’t overstate it.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Ok, with some people in the foreground, you can actually see how big the damn thing is.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

I hope that’s not the Hindenberg.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Some other random cathedral… Or something.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

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.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Ze Germans just love their statues of dudes on horses.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

Hehehe.  Apparently someone is hung like a light switch.

Cologne and the Kolner Dom

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.

-B. Littleton

5 Comments

Filed under The Sights, The Sights of Europe

The Sights of Carnival in Koln – Part 3


Well, here they are.  The last of the pictures from the crazy Carnival festivities in Koln.

So all these porta-shitters were turned so the doors faced inside so no one could use them. Glendo took it upon himself to rotate a porta-shitter so he could get in and take a leak. I like where his head was at, but unfortunately the German police didn't, and tried to turn the porta-shitter back around while Glen was still inside of it. Glen is totally inside that Toi Toi dude is pushing on.

Angerfist. Hard Core. Bitch.

Koln is such a gorgeous backdrop for all crazy shenanigans.

For whatever reason a lot of dudes wanted to kiss Glen. Just sayin'.

Alright, I'm normally all for a passionate kiss in the streets. But come on. That actually looks painful. Maybe he's trying to feed her or something.

I guess LARPing is alive and well in Germany.

I don't care how many times I've seen this place, it's still astonishingly beautiful.

Unreal.

The train station.

And finally, on our way home.

So that was our little adventure to Koln for Carnival.  It was a nice little break from the monotony of power plants and lasers.  Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Also, a big thanks to Maxine, our awesome bartender who was kind enough to be our guide for this trip.  Without her help, I seriously doubt we would’ve made it past the train station.

-B. Littleton

2 Comments

Filed under The Sights, The Sights of Europe