Sabine took a day off - we spent the afternoon visiting Cologne's beautiful new ethnological museum, the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum that has moved into a spacious new building and opened a week ago. We liked the museum a lot. Some people still think that a museum about ethnology is a boring collection of dusty artifacts - this is certainly far from true here.
I liked the section about rituals and religion most - not so much because I'm fond of rituals or religion but because it features many beautiful sculptures and statues - and I loved the circular room with the world map and the many masks. What a wealth of ideas, colors, and shapes!
I liked this place a lot and will certainly come back.
Later, on the way to the Indian restaurant, we met this lady. In a way, she felt more alien to me than all the strange masks did.
(The title of this entry refers to this album, in case you wondered)
I live in a small village east of Cologne, Germany, working as a freelance web/database programmer. I love making experimental music, listening to and recording the sounds of the world around me, taking photos, creating abstract computer art, looking at the stars ... and I love coming back to that place where time stands still.
(Warum Englisch? weil die meisten meiner "Fans" aus USA und England kommen.)