history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce
-karl marx

besides all it’s secularism the cathedral of cologne stands for survival, for determination and perseverance. it is the k├Âlner dom, the symbol and structure visible from nearly everywhere in the old town; a mighty reminder.

i cross the bridge amongst the frivolous, accompanied by the suffering of what has been; then again isn’t it the pain of the past that paves the way for the freedom of today?