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Cologne Cathedral After the Storm

The weather has been spectacular.  Cool in the evenings and no more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit or so in the afternoon.  Everyone once in a while in the late afternoon we will get a rain shower of varying magnitude.  We didn’t have our “good” cameras with us, just Jen’s Lumix …

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Cologne Zoo

Jen and I decided to visit the Cologne Zoo.  It’s a good zoo.  My only complaint is that they make plenty of room for the ducks, but the grizzly bear enclosure is way too small.  Other large animals have more space.

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Lodging in Cologne

Jen and I are big fans of airbnb.   We have yet to have a bad experience. In Cologne we chose a small apartment close to the center of the of the city.  Our hostess, Katerina, was very helpful in getting us pointed in the right direction.  We were within walking …

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Cologne Street Scenes

Cologne struck Jen and I as a very livable mid-sized city, as everyone was polite and friendly.  The only thing that took some getting used to was riding bikes on sidewalks at high rates of speeds! These are a few images of some of the the things we saw.  

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Ice Hockey

During our stay in Cologne, we ran into the International Ice Hockey World Championship.  I’m not sure if this guy lost a bet or if it is SOP for Club hazing, but he was attracting a lot of attention.  His friends were not too pleased with me taking a photograph. …

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Cleaning the Cologne Cathedral

Centuries of dirt and the industrial revolution have left their mark.  There is a faint grid pattern over this photo; that is the netting that prevents bits from falling off and injuring tourists and the faithful.  You’ll also see horizontal striping, as different sections of the exterior face are cleaned …

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Cologne Cathedral

I remember hearing about the Cologne Cathedral from my 9th Grade German teacher.  Amazing what sticks after 40 years.   I’m sure the story behind building is similar to fictional account, Pillars of the Earth.  It also happens to be an incredible piece of architecture and art.         …

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