Cologne, Germany, taken on December 11, 2011
I love seeing a city from a high place and would gladly grab any chance to climb to the top of a hill or tower to do so, even if it means some serious legwork. The Dom in Cologne might have been the tallest man-made structure that I had climbed so far, and no doubt I was half dead by the time I got to the top. The views at the top are always rewarding, however. When I first visited Cologne, it was Christmas market season. The booths of the market taking place right at the Dom looked like miniatures, and the people visiting almost seemed like tiny ants navigating the market!