Old St. Alban is one of the oldest church buildings in cologne, mentioned first time in 1172. Today you find there a memorial for the parents of fallen soldiers. Unfortunately, the ruins are not open for public, so you can only try to take a shot through the fence.
We decided to cross the river to take shots from the sunset and the skyline of cologne. But the bridge also offered some interesting views. This one is taken just before sunset when the sky just started to get more colorful.
Kranhaus – that means something like harbor crane houses, and I think the source of the name is obvious. When I came to Cologne, those new opened houses where on top of my list of places to visit. I completely adore that modern architecture and would love to have an office in such place.
Yesterday I showed you the Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne (Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln) from outside, today I show you what it’s hiding inside. You can actually see inside of the museum from outside on the street. That’s where this shot was taken. The new museum was built on the ruins of the late Gothic parish church of St. Kolumba. As we couldn’t visit the museum I can’t explain exactly what you see here, but my guess is, that it is those ruins.
My girlfriend and had one day to visit Cologne. After visiting the Cathedral we continued to walk to the town center, but the huge crowds of people made us rethink and take smaller streets. And that’s how we found this strange building. On the one hand completely modern, on the other hand something very ancient. I had to take the photo and find out more about that. Read more!