Cologne – Köln

Cologne screenshot
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Kölner Lichter
title=”Kölner Lichter” by digitman2006 – click on the picture to enter his flickr galleries!
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I like to visit Cologne, Germany. The famous cathedral, the Rhine river, the museum, the street musicians – I’m always happy to be there. Yearly they have not only some chaotic carnival actions – also a wonderful firework on the Rhine river called “Kölner Lichter” – enjoy the three large photos below by other photographers; then some (smaller) Cologne pictures by myself …
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Canon EOS 550D - 18 mm - 13,0 Sek. bei f - 22 - 18-270mm - ISO 1600 - CR2 -_-2.jpg
title=”Canon EOS 550D – 13,0 Seconds” by Arne Bergsch [RAW] – click on the picture to enter his flickr galleries!
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Koelner Lichter 2010
title=”Koelner Lichter 2010″ by gaidaphotos – click on the picture to enter his flickr galleries!

now following some Cologne shots by myself (4-9):
4Richter-Window-Cologne5backstage
6discovery7DITIB Mosque, Cologne, Germany
8Cologne Cathedral9locks in Cologne

video featuring some street musicians at the Rhine river boulevard:

Richter-Window-Cologne

there was a big public controverse discussion in Cologne about the glass window of the artist Gerhard Richter – in my flickr photo stream for example Paul from Canada commented:
“THIS IS A GOOD WINDOW for most Germans who are mired in the digital age…and aren’t in the Eternal Age of Jesus Christ. Meaningless colour splotches belong in a mosque…for true congruency between art and that religion’s content…and certainly not in a consecrated Catholic edifice. The Catholic Church is the kingdom of God…Islam is nothing…give these nothing windows to them…”
frizz-reply:
hi “Never was an arrow” / Paul in Canada:
some groups in Cologne are very pro-Christian and do not have big trust vs. the Islam culture. Actually a judge in Cologne made an action vs. the rite of curtailment (circumcision?) saying, that to circumcise a little boy would hurt the human rights of the little man. Now the Jews and Muslims in Germany are demanding a clear decision from Berlin law makers for the right to continue to practice those old rites….

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26 responses to “Cologne – Köln

  1. Pingback: Cologne Cathedral « Flickr Comments by FrizzText

  2. I adore the locks!!

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  3. Gemma

    Fireworks behind the bridge and moving, lit up boats. Ahhhhhh. Great! I would hang that one up in my living room.

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  4. Richter-Window-Cologne
    there was a big public controverse discussion in Cologne about the glass window of the artist Gerhard Richter – in my flickr photo stream for example Paul from Canada commented:
    “THIS IS A GOOD WINDOW for most Germans who are mired in the digital age…and aren’t in the Eternal Age of Jesus Christ. Meaningless colour splotches belong in a mosque…for true congruency between art and that religion’s content…and certainly not in a consecrated Catholic edifice. The Catholic Church is the kingdom of God…Islam is nothing…give these nothing windows to them…”
    frizz-reply:
    hi “Never was an arrow” / Paul in Canada:
    some groups in Cologne are very pro-Christian and do not have big trust vs. the Islam culture. Actually a judge in Cologne made an action vs. the rite of curtailment (circumcision?) saying, that to circumcise a little boy would hurt the human rights of the little man. Now the Jews and Muslims in Germany are demanding a clear decision from Berlin law makers for the right to continue to practice those old rites….

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  5. I love the teddy bear boy!

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  6. Gorgeous photos Frizz. The teddy bear boy must be in shock :-D

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    • hi Madhu,
      [click on the photo
      for a larger size]
      discovery
      there was a controverse discussion about this sculpture, a colorful replic of Michelangelo’s DAVID – located in Cologne between museum, cathedral and “love locks”-bridge – now we cannot find the sculpture there – though it was a very attractive point for thousands of tourists, to make photos. We are still not in the age of maturity for Michelangelo – the little boy, it seems: he was …

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  7. my photo of the day:
    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/bilder-des-tages-momentaufnahmen-im-juli-1.1398615-40
    Baikonur, Sojus rocket – and some abandoned technology in the foreground …

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  8. I am very thankful you decided to share this conflict between various religious conviction about circumcision of males in the German of today! I will try to update myself as this debate goes forward.

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  10. Gorgeous photos, especially of the fireworks.

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  11. I read the comment about the window with great dismay.
    What about all the other pieces of art in the Catholic churches.
    We visited Aachen only yesterday and those stunning mosaic work in the Dom is even more “colour splotches”, to use his words.
    Apart from that, these colourful windows are such an integral part of the old European churches.
    His comment seems totally silly and uninformed to my opinion

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    • maybe one could say the abstract Richter-window is the contribution of our century – other centuries’ artists told stories from the bible composing the stained glass church windows – we nowadays adore simply the sunlight and the colors – maybe sent by God too?

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  13. Stunning! I’m a bit embarrassed to admit a few of these wonderful sights are new for me, but I am familiar with that magnificent cathedral… I constructed a paper model of it when I was younger…

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  14. BEAUTIFUL night shots!

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  15. I love the fireworks photo, but the David one is priceless. ;)

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    • discovery
      there was a controverse discussion about this sculpture, a colorful replic of Michelangelo’s DAVID – located in Cologne between museum, cathedral and “love locks”-bridge – now we cannot find the sculpture there – though it was a very attractive point for thousands of tourists, to make photos. We are still not in the age of maturity for Michelangelo – the little boy, it seems: he was …

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