Köln (Germany) - 2016

by Björn Roose November. 30, 2018 490 views

Okay, travelling to Köln was not that comfortable: we went by bus. But ... it was a freebie: I got a voucher for this voyage because my efforts as a new student Hungarian were much appreciated by my teacher.

So, two Flemish people went to Germany because one of them was learning Hungarian. Sounds like a joke. Funnier than the weather in Köln anyway (it was around Christmas and Köln is on the banks of the Rhine, so we were freezing). But that weather kind of fits the city. It is old, but big parts of it were bombed to kingdom come during WWII, and it feels (for me) like it has no soul.

But of course I made a few photos (most of them in the cathedral, or Dom in German) - you'll find all of them here - and here's a selection of those:

On the Rhine

On the Rhine

Buttermarkt

Buttermarkt

LVR-Turm

LVR-Turm

Gross Sankt-Martin & Dom (no, that is not a ghost church in the back)

Gross Sankt-Martin & Dom (no, that is not a ghost church in the back)

Dom

Dom

True colours ?

True colours ?

Prayers by candle light

Prayers by candle light

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Yesss, Köln - it has been a while ...
Last time I gave a lecture in MAK and had no time at all. At least I took home a very cute memory: 13 hungry mice were looking up to me at the railway station. No chance to take a picture *sigh*

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Björn Roose Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Made me think of this smile :

But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, 
In proving foresight may be vain; 
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men 
Gang aft agley, 
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, 
For promis'd joy! 

Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me 
The present only toucheth thee: 
But, Och! I backward cast my e'e. 
On prospects drear! 
An' forward, tho' I canna see, 
I guess an' fear!

(Excerpt of "To a mouse" by Robert Burns)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Björn Roose 10 months, 3 weeks ago

smile rat

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