Several days in Köln now, with much time spent in the Dom, which is an amazing Gothic cathedral begun in 1248 and completed according to its original plans many centuries later. Awe-inspiring. When I first glimpsed it, as I exited the train station, it brought me up short in a way few things have ever done. I remarked to Ms. rorschach that it reminded me why I had remained Catholic as long as I had...
Today was spent in the modern art museum here, which has a truly remarkable pop art collection, with many Warhols, and Jasper Johns, and so on. Also, a temporary exhibit of art made of chocolate, which was amusing. Especially the tea set made of dark chocolate, with each cup filled with what I thought was white chocolate but turned out to be porcelain.
Also, the food. What to say? Sausage, and bacon, and pork, and potatoes, and sausage, and schnitzel (which is also pork).
And glorious Kölsch. How many glasses of Kölsch have I had, you ask? How the hell should I know?