Montag, 5. Februar 2018

The Kolumba - The best museum ever!

The last few days I spent visiting folks in Cologne who recommended the Kolumba Museum, the museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne,  to me. http://www.kolumba.de/

What an amazing place! The stunning marriage of old and new architecture and exhibit left me astonished.

Unusual features like rooms with different ceiling heights, some a normal approx. 3 meters, some approx. 10 meters high. The walls stark and bare concrete but in a warm, earthen tone. The exhibits an exciting mix of old and new paintings, sculptures, installations, relics and even a mosaic from the 3rd century.

Go, see this museum and let yourself be inspired!!









clever lighting












very high ceiling
 


asymetrical rooms
Two-tailed Whale by Paul Thek




3rd century mosaic


ruins of the original church St. Kolumba, destroyed in the 2nd World War