Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Fine Art Tuesday


The cathedral in Cologne.

"Cathedral" comes from the Latin word for "chair" and refers to where the local Bishop sits.

Work on the building started in 1248 and was completed in 1880.


  1. Thanks for sharing ERJ.

    I often find myself in the camp of "We do not build things like this anymore". I know in the back of head this is not precisely true; that said, I cannot imagine anything we are building now surviving almost a millennia and being viewed with the same sort of respect, awe, and wonder as we view these structures. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I recognize how much labor went into these, mostly all human.

  2. I bet the diversity have added pro Palestine graffiti to it lately.

    1. The structure was explicitly mentioned as a target by pro-Hamas elements in Germany. It has been under very heavy security for the last month.

  3. white people have no culture

    (is the sarc tag necessary?)

  4. It's a beautiful place to visit.

    We walked from the train station to the Dom (Cathedral) and then walked down the river and discovered a chocolate museum on a small island in the Rhine.


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