Crazy to think that when this was built, there was no modern construction equipment. Everything was done by hand, and by people. If that doesn't make you appreciate classical/gothic architecture, I don't know what will.
The interior of Koln Cathedral in Germany. My grandparents met in lost war Koln. I remember them telling me that most of the city had been destroyed by the allied bombing raids but that the cathedral stood unscathed.
I took this very same shot of this doorknob on my trip thru Europe and never wrote down where it was! And here's the location: vmburkhardt: Door knob at entrance to the Kölner Dom, Germany ~ Photo by …every.