21.12.2014 - 21.12.2014 6 °C
I had trouble waking up this morning and didn’t feel up to walking the city with John, so he went by train into Koln alone. The MacBook Pro stopped working yesterday so we haven't been able to catch up on our travel blog posts. John rang Apple and arranged to take it into a local dealer tomorrow. Hope it is something simple.
John had a nice time trekking around Cologne, I mentioned to leave seeing the magnificent Dome until tonight, hoping I'd feel much better by then. He spots some nice china in a little antique shop which he knows his sisters would like, as they have a little business sourcing and selling these.
He also has a good time watching the ice skating in the centre of markets, and then finds a design studio which has these funky little cow statues in various poses.
When John returned home about 3.00pm - I felt better so we did a trip into Koln City markets and to have a look at the "Dom" Church - which takes pride of place in the centre of town...and wow what a dominant feature.
Lovely dinner as we were hungry for a steak and vegies. Nice wine and generous serve with a little jug (250ml) to fill the wine glass. Great value.
Not sure why John wanted me to pose under this shop sign????
Paul had suggested we accompany him to his favourite local bar when we returned and of course we did. What a great time we had. His local was not a building but a boathouse on the Rhine. Great atmosphere with very friendly cliental and good music.
On the walk home we noticed each house had a large dome shape in the ground and Paul explained that they placed their bin in there so it doesn’t impact on the visual amenity of the street. They are very precise with recycling – 4 bins –paper, glass, food and general.