Photographer's Note

Cologne cathedral with its two spires 157 m. in height, has been the city's most famous landmark for centuries and the most well-known architectural monument in Germany.
It took 632 years until construction of the largest German cathedral was completed. After the laying of the foundations in the year 1248 and making rapid progress initially, construction work gradually came to a standstill. It was only with 19th century romantic enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and the commitment of the Prussian Court that construction work resumed in 1842. In 1880, completion of the cathedral was celebrated as a national event.

The main railwaystation of Cologne is right near to the cathedral, on the left side of the Rhin. The railwaybridge is also open to pass by feet, thatís one view of the cathedral from it.

This is my first contribution to the Scavenger Hunt - April 2004:
5. The tallest building in any particular city.

03.04.04 PS: it's not only about the cathedral, but also how relativ things are, depending from how one look.
The bridge seems to be so huge, that the tower of 157 m can almost hide behind.
But if one takes a better look...

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