Few more street shots from Cologne. Pictures were taken at Deutzer Bridge, Cathedral Plaza, and Neumarkt.
Near the Cathedral’s Plaza, I found a band of street performers, The Wordlfly. This Australian group were there as a part of their world tour.
One of the most prominent aspects of Gothic architecture is its distinctive pointed spires, as a symbol for human glorification of the heaven. Being in the top of the cathedral, the whole city seemed to open itself, exposing the cityscape as if it wanted to show all that it has.
Even in the most famous building in Germany, where you can be sure the conservation and security is at its best, the trace of
tourists art vandalism can be found. The “BABY I LOVE YOU FOREVER” can be written by anyone. But the writing in the right side of the frame, was definitely made by a douchebag Korean tourist.
*Please, I didn’t mean to offend any person from any ethnicity, especially Korean 😉
The most famous building in the Deutschland isn’t in the capital itself. The Cologne Cathedral is a marvelous example of a gothic architecture, a style which made popular by the Notre Dame of Paris. Many of the masons and craftsmen from the Notre Dame project continue to work in similar projects. Cologne Cathedral hasn’t been finished yet to this time. One reason, it’s a really expensive project. In the World War II, the allied bombers didn’t even want to shot a single bullet to the cathedral, while the rest of the city burned down. No, the reason was because it was used as a marker. You sew the cathedral’s tower, then you’re above Cologne. The second reason why it hadn’t been finished yet, is another superstitious story. It is believed when the cathedral is completed, the world will end. So, why bothering it?
Eventhough we saw unfinished cathedral, it was still a marvelous one 🙂
I also have pictures taken inside the cathedral, but it’s another story 😉