"I'm feeling a bit light headed"September 14, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
Today we took the tram in to Colonge to go to Sudturm des Kolner Domes, or in english a very big gothic church. It was amazing though, it was the tallest building in the world from 1880-1884. Construction started in 1288! So intricate. It's 157.3m tall, or 533 steps to get to the viewing platform. Anyone that knows me knows that I have a little issue with some heights. It turns out that winding my way up a very narrow tightly wound spiral staircase for 533 steps classifies as an 'issue'. Seriously, this thing was O-L-D. So we powered up the stairs, stayed long enough on the platform for a few photos, and then headed back down.
We spent the rest of the day perusing stores and camping equipment. Someone asked me for directions (I think?) in the book store so I'm taking that as a tick that I look like a local. It has been decided that I am the "sacrifice" and "speak" to the locals, Nick is navigation man with his book of maps and train knowledge. I mostly use brands and questionable hand gestures when "speaking".
(What person consents to working in that scaffolding, which was right at the top of the church!?!)Read more