Thursday, March 3, 2011

cologne at dawn

So, I am back from my business trip to Duesseldorf and Cologne.

Cologne welcomed us with sunshine and 10 degrees, super nice! When I woke up and looked out of the hotel window, I was greeted with a wonderful view of the great cathedral! I could get used to that, amazing!

Besides that I spent the weekend at my parents house and visited both of my grandmothers.
I have spent all Sunday afternoon rambling through old photographs with both of them, it is just amazing how times have changed since the 1930s and 40s.
Looking at the places and people I knew my whole life in such a different time was amazing. And I love how my 86-year old grandma remembers almost all the details of the pictures when looking at them.

Copyright all on me.


  1. So beautiful! I've only been to Cologne once, but it was while waiting for a train and at about 3 in the morning so I wasn't able to see anything outside of the train station. Would love to go back, though!

    I'm glad you had such a lovely time! : )

  2. Grandmother's are great that way! My grandma loves showing me old family photos and she has a long story behind each of them:)
    Beautiful view, my dear. Glad you had a lovely time.

  3. What amazing architecture! The first photos is great. I hope we make it to Germany someday.

  4. gorgeous! that church is something else. how special to spend that time with your grandmothers & going through pictures - even better.

  5. That sounds really nice. I always appreciated that time with my grandparents and it brings them so much joy sharing it with you!

  6. What a stunning view! And so great that you still have the company of your lovely grandmas! :)

  7. a beautiful hotel view, indeed!

    looks like a lovely day.

  8. hey! great post, I was in Cologne for my birthday back in 2009, it was a lovely weekend with great memories ;)

  9. Ich war bisher noch nicht in Köln, steht aber auf meiner Liste. Die Fotos sind toll, das erste erinnert mich an den Kölner Tatort.:)

    Mein Opa wird dieses Jahr 80. Ich finde es sehr interessant, was er von früher erzählt, wie er die Welt als Kind erlebt hat.

  10. Just the post and the photos that I needed this morning - off to Cologne on the train today to celebrate some of carnival, you're small glimpses of the cathedral have really got me in the mood,

  11. Dear Kristina,

    What a lovely morning trip with you to Cologne through your pictures. Two years ago I started my year in there climbing those many stairs up to the church tower and then to see an exhibition next door about Richter´s amazing works. It is a beautiful town, where I have had the pleasure to visit a few times.

    Waiting to see more of your travels and walks. Thank you for visiting my small weather diary!

    Happy weekend wishes from Finland.

  12. Those pics look so pretty...that church is majestic! someone just talking about cologne and i put it on my to do list :):)


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