I went to Bonn to visit my cousin. Nothing prepared me for the vision right outside Cologne station: Cologne's absolutely awe-inspiring cathedral. Coming within a day of my last rapturous visit to the Strasbourg Cathedral, it still managed to be impressively magnificent.
Check out the Cathedral's own website for the photos I did not take.
And look at the beautiful sky! It was a lovely day to be visiting, and a completely uplifting experience. Really, you understand why height is an important feature of religious architecture when you look up at the Dom.
Upon my return, I found a postcard my father had bought at the Cathedral almost fifty years ago, and I finally realised that the small metal cathedral replica was from this place. A nice sentimental postscript!