Saturday, 17 November 2007

11:11 on November 11

The Cologne carnival is a carnival that takes place in Cologne every year starting at 11:11 on November 11 culminating in a week-long street festival leading up to Ash Wednesday.

It's really wonderful to see all the dressed up and rouged people all over the town, in the busses, in the shops, in the offices, simply everywhere. A true citizen of cologne wears her fancy dress until carnival ends on Wednesday. Wednesday is called Ash Wednesday ("Aschermittwoch"). This is when everbody get's sanctified from the sins she or he committed during the carnival. :)

Anyway great weekend!As an apetiser a Trance Party in Düsseldorf...Just one more pin in the travelling map!Cool party!

The 11:11 party was really great, ending up in the most bizarre club!The advice before entering the place was "Hope you guys are really,really drunk...". Probably we were, because the night was coooooool!

Before leaving some sightseeing around Köln...Not that much to see besides the cathedral, the reason is clear in this picture!


Anonymous said...

I think it's great that you Portugeese engineers get to have blogs nowadays. You are really brave!

Kisses Shenny