Saturday, July 23, 2011
As with everywhere we go, we tried to catch a little of the randomness in Cologne as well. The guy below was cleaning the glass awning with a hose as he was standing on it, I'm thinking it won't end up that clean and he will most likely slip and fall to his untimely death.
It was nice to have easy access to toilets as we toured the city.
I couldn't tell if this was Brad Lohaus or Larry Bird, but either way he is 1) new at his job or 2) not drumming up a lot of business. Please vote in the comments.
Apparently the Dark Crystal was filmed in Cologne.
I don't have the most knowledge of European royalty, but I'm pretty sure this is the Queen of Germany.
The cowardly lion was also hanging around as seen in the photo above and the photo below standing like his stone bretheren in the fountain.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
This is the Altar of the Poor Clares from 1350 and is the oldest remaining sacrament altar with a permanently fixed tabernacle.
The rods below indicate how long the current Archbishop's tenure has been.
The sculpture in the center is from the 1600's.
This is the monument of Archbishop Phillip von Heinsberg and dates back to about 1300 and depicts the Cologne medieval city wall.
The chapel of the three magi
The stained glass window above the chapel of the three magi is the oldest in the Dom and dates back to 1265 the windows to the left and right are from 1330.
Behind the scaffolding is the shrine of the three magi which is believed to house the bones of the three wise men.
In the background you can see workers refurbishing the wall painting which is originally from the 1300's
Time has worn away most of the work from these paintings