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There was entertainment in the bar. A violinist and a pianist and a MC...not sure why they needed a MC, maybe no English?? They were very good, I wish Sue Ball was here to tell us - because I know they were not symphony caliber but very good musicians, and this job gives them a chance to do what they love. Make a living? Not sure about that...although there are many, many tourists.
Beautiful morning as we left Andernach and cruised towards Cologne. The river traffic is noticeably heavier and bigger, with many more River Ships (barges), but the scenery along the river is beautiful.
We spent the morning in the lounge, reading, talking, relaxing. Of interest on the river were the remains of the Remagen Bridge which was destroyed by the Allies in WWII. The movie, The Bridge ...
Early this morning, about 4.30, we sailed passed Frankfurt and onto Cologne, berthing at about 1pm. We opted for the city walking tour which was about 1.5 hour duration. We learnt about the history of Cologne, or Koln as it is called in Germany. With a population of 1 million, it's the 4th biggest city in Germany (behind Berlin, Hamberg, Munich). The Romans established a settlement at this location on the Rhine about 2000 years ago and it has has continuous settlement ever ...
... as many different outlets as you can think of, so we filled our boots and went to a couple of shops. Our next stop was the Gasometer in Oberhausen, which was a huge gas container in the olden days, and is now being used to house an art exhibition called the Big Air Package by Christo – this is the biggest indoor sculture in the world, with a height of 90m and a diameter of 50m. It was quite impressive, but being housed in a gas tower, it ...
... is the principal of a large industrial engineering company which assesses the safety/integrity of industrial structures such as power station chimneys, cooling towers, telecommunication towers, wind turbines & the like and then organises to fix them, if necessary. He took us out to tea at the revolving restaurant at the top of Dusseldorf's Telecommunications Tower, which his company recently ...