The eternal Cologne cathedral. Reviews
The eternal Cologne cathedral Mar 12, 2011
Cologne cathedral always takes my breath away whenever i stepped out of cologne central station. The massive gothic architecture loom with the spires sticking out towards the sky.
the cathedral belongs to the one of "most" in the world. One of the: largest gothic cathedral, tallest cathedral, tallest spires, tallest church naves etc. But above all this, the cathedral is an eternal construction, there is/are always something to repair thats why the scaffoldings are eternally placed either in the spires or in the body of the cathedral. The original color was white but due to pollution in the industrial and post-modern era - it turned black and it takes so much time and effort to restore the original color of the cathedral (thats why you see the uneven colors of gray, black and white - due to color restoration process)
one of my good friends, a professor in the university in düsseldorf told me the odd and interesting facts of the cathedral - it was supposed to be built higher so that the spires would reach and touch the angels in heaven and to supress the people and also it wasnt bombed in ww2 because its a marker for the bomber planes to know that they are already in the center of cologne.
fact or fiction, cologne cathedral is also breathtaking in the evening as it is lighted and the best place to see the wholeness of the cathedral (because of its size) is to view it from the otherside of the rhein river (crossing hohenzollernbrücke or deutzer brücke).
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