Sights and Attractions in Cologne


Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Church of St. Andrew; Roman Tower (50 AD); Great St. Mary in Kupfergasse; St. Kolumba; Town Hall; St. Heribert; Festival Hall; Theater; Opera House; Hahnen Gate; Church of the Apostles; Church of the Antonine Order; St. Cacilien; Klein St. Martin; St. Mary in the Capitol; Overstol-zen House; St. Mauritius; St. Maria Lyskirchen; Malakoff Tower; Church of the Holy Trinity; St. George; St. Pantaleon; St. John the Baptist; Church of Distress; Church of the Franciscan Order; Our Lady at Peace; Ulre Gate; Church of the Carthusian Orden St. Severin; Bayen Tower; Bott Mill; Severin Gate.

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Then they pulled up the fire wire and I was told to help coil down the ropes with Rolo. He laughed when I started to coil anti-clockwise, telling me I was a stupid first-tripper because everyone knows you coil ropes clockwise. When that was all done, we all leaned on the rails as the big ship slid away from the dock, watching the lights of the docks as we moved out into the river. After a while, the box squawked: Stand down except for anchor The third mate dismissed everyone except the bosun and me and the three of us stayed for another half and hour as the Valvata moved down river, on call in case something went wrong and we had to let go the anchor in a hurry. It was bone cold as we glided down the ink-black channel out of Hamburg, between the clanking, blinking red and green buoys, into the early morning. Finally, we were all stood down. It was six o’clock. I went and had another cold shower. The next three months changed me, formed me – changed me from a schoolboy with foolish thoughts to a wary pack member, firmly rooted at the tail-end of the pack, keeping my distance, trying to keep up, always speaking to the top dogs with caution and deference. I was, along with Starling, as we had been told, the lowest form of marine life.

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