Köln Philharmonie

Had a walk around Cologne a few days ago only to find that the Ludwig Museum was closed on Mondays. Well yeah should have known. But find something funny on my way down from the museum to the Rhine river.

Behind the Ludwig there's a big open public space where one is tempted to just cross but you are not allowed. Well not at certain hours that is. It turns out your walking the roof of the Köln Philharmonie, a renowned concert hall with great acoustics. To great it seems because footsteps and the obligatory skateboarders rumours are translated to well into the Philharmonie disturbing rehearsals and performances alike.

The solution: a bunch of guards going crazy for yet another unaware pedestrian taking the short cut. Found this funny at first but what a mistake for such a architectural project.