Watching Over the Cologne Cathedral

Cologne cathedral

If you have at least five minutes between trains at the main station in Cologne, Germany, you have no excuse to not step out, for just a moment, to breathe in the enormous Kölner Dom that towers over the area.

It snapped me right out of my post-nap stupor. It always does.

It took about 600 years to build, was once the tallest building in the world, and survived 14 aerial bombs during WWII.

And yes, that is indeed a woman in white glancing down from the clouds.


Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 986th straight, was snapped on 15 September 2007 in Cologne, Germany.



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  1. jacquelineobyikocha says

    I looked like a lady in black and white with embellished beads around her neck.

    1. Bob R says

      Almost like a bride.

  2. judyrutrider says

    I remember it well. It was so dark with soot that it appeared to brood ominously over the whole area.

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