After we had explored the lovely and odd sights of Düsseldorf, we decided to take an hour-long train ride to neighboring Cologne. Cologne is a beautiful German town known for its rivalry with Düsseldorf and its impressive cathedral, which is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, according to the people of Cologne.
And it is beautiful, I admit.
However, as we made our way around the iconic cathedral taking in all of its glory, I found myself a bit distracted by the many interesting street scenes going on around its plaza.
As we joined the watchful crowd, a young dancer told us that the local ballet academy was protesting cuts in the school’s budget. The guy in black was the director and I’m sorry, but there’s just no way to explain this man without using the word fierce.
As we moved on from what has to be the most beautiful protest I’ve ever seen, we headed to the historic Hohenzollern Bridge to get a good view of the cathedral. And once again, the cathedral ended up taking a back seat to the lovely display that met us on the bridge itself.
Think you’ve seen a “love locks” bridge before?
A dizzying display of passionate amor, I must say. There’s really nothing that says true love like an electric hand saw and a dingy old bra, is there?