Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hohe Domkirche St. Petrus

You can't talk about Cologne without mentioning the Dom.
This massive Gothic Cathedral rises above the city like a large, dark bird.

Construction of the Catholic Cathedral began in 1248 and continued for about 250 years.
In the 1800's, it was finally finished to the original plan. 

Our hotel was right next door and we had fantastic views of the cathedral.

The city of Cologne was mostly destroyed during WWII
and the cathedral suffered many hits but managed to remain standing. 


It took my breath away every time I looked up at it
especially in the evening as the snow started swirling. 

It is a World Heritage Site, a place of pilgrimage and Germany's most visited landmark.

It seems wrong to let the tragedy in Connecticut pass without some comment.  
But, I just don't know what to say other that that my
prayers are with all of those affected. 

The death of a baby is like a stone cast into the stillness of a quiet pool;
the concentric ripples of despair sweep out in all directions,
affecting many, many people.

--De Frain, 1991 



  1. It's hard to match the beauty of the Cologne Carhedral, Seeing Cologne at Christmas time must have been extra special!

  2. Such an incredible place.

    And that is a beautiful and most apt quote.

  3. Beautiful cathedral, reminds of one here in The Netherlands. :) Danica

  4. Absolutely stunning! I can picture it with the snow falling down.


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