Amsterdam to Cologne

untitled-34075Kongo departed Amsterdam yesterday to sail through the connecting canal to the Rhine River.  The canal rises above the level of the surrounding land and it is interesting to look down upon the adjacent farms and villages.

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Sagrada Familia


Yesterday Kongo toured the Sagrada Familia under construction in Barcelona, Spain.  This over the top, eye-watering, jaw dropping, awe inspiring site was a highlight of the monkey’s most recent European adventure.  There simply are not enough adjectives to describe this basilica and no picture can ever capture the beauty and grandeur rising from the streets of Barcelona.

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The Monkey of Notre Dame


Spectacular Gothic architecture.  Gargoyles.  Stained glass to die for.  The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris lives up to everything you’ve ever read about it.  Dating back to the 1100s, this is a really, really old church.  It’s been restored at various times over the centuries and today it remains it good shape.  At least as far as the monkey could tell.  Kongo didn’t climb the belfry but might be tempted to do it at some later date when he had more time.   Continue reading “The Monkey of Notre Dame”

Simply Divine

Last week Kongo visited the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. The cornerstone of this truly magnificent American cathedral was laid down in 1892. It is known in some circles as “St. John’s the Unfinished” because the construction still continues to this day. It is the largest Anglican cathedral in the world.

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