Cologne

Why is this city Köln called Cologne? like perfume, see Eau de Cologne.

Long ago.. The city was named Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in 50 AD.

Eau de Cologne (French: [o d(ə) kɔlɔɲ]; German: Kölnisch Wasser [ˈkœlnɪʃ ˈvasɐ]; meaning “Cologne Water”), or simply cologne, is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany. Originally mixed by Johann Maria Farina in 1709, it has since come to be a generic term for scented formulations in typical concentration of 2%–5% and also more depending upon its type essential oils or a blend of extracts, alcohol, and water. In a base of dilute ethanol (70%–90%), eau de cologne contains a mixture of citrus oils including oils of lemon, orange, tangerine, clementine, bergamot, lime, grapefruit, blood orange, and bitter orange. It can also contain oils of neroli, lavender, rosemary, thyme, oregano, petitgrain (orange leaf), jasmine, olive, oleaster, and tobacco.

In contemporary American English usage, the term “cologne” has become a generic term for perfumes usually marketed towards men.

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

So much has been said and written about Paris

There is such beauty in the buildings and the people. One can barely walk 100 meters before seeing another building which is so impressive I just stop and stare. In 5 days I have walked over 42 miles. I was here in spring and saw the other monuments.

I gave a full day to the Louvre , art from around the world and time. One day for the Palace of Versailles and the gardens. and the rest just walking and traveling by the metro.

The crush of people can be best felt by take the train in to the center. The train arrives full and everyone on the platform crams in. It is not just standing room, there is barely room to breath. this process is then repeated at the next station.

One can live in Paris—I discovered that!—on just grief and anguish. A bitter nourishment—perhaps the best there is for certain people. At any rate, I had not yet come to the end of my rope. I was only flirting with disaster. … I understood then why it is that Paris attracts the tortured, the hallucinated, the great maniacs of love. I understood why it is that here, at the very hub of the wheel, one can embrace the most fantastic, the most impossible theories, without finding them in the least strange; it is here that one reads again the books of his youth and the enigmas take on new meanings, one for every white hair. One walks the streets knowing that he is mad, possessed, because it is only too obvious that these cold, indifferent faces are the visages of one’s keepers. Here all boundaries fade away and the world reveals itself for the mad slaughterhouse that it is. The treadmill stretches away to infinitude, the hatches are closed down tight, logic runs rampant, with bloody cleaver flashing.[9]:180–182

Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry 

 

I went to a meeting in the headquarters of the Communist party in Paris

Canterbury great people

Canterbury great people

I spent a week in Canterbury.

I meet loads of friendly people and actually collect several phone numbers of new friends.

I definitely will return.

There is great Cathedral, 

 

of an Abby

 

Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Dover Castle has 2000 year history as has play part of defending the island since Roman times. 

Did you say Dumbledore? Durdle door

Did you say Dumbledore? Durdle door

Durdle Door (sometimes written Durdle Dor) is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England.[1]

It is privately owned by the Welds,[2] a family who owns 12,000 acres (50 km2) in Dorset in the name of the Lulworth Estate.[3] It is open to the public. The name Durdle is derived from the Old English ‘thirl’ meaning bore or drill.[4]  

One more fantastic day in England.  First one more castle

then the Coast  Thanks Nasreen

Lulworth Castle, in East Lulworth, Dorset, England, situated south of Wool, is an early 17th-century mock castle. The stone building has now been re-built as a museum. The castle is surrounded by Lulworth Park and the Lulworth Estate.[1]

 

 

 

London Platform 9.75

London Platform 9.75

Wow, London is so amazing, everywhere I look there is something cool, older than the last thing.

So day one in town,

Just some random building which was beautiful.

I kept walking

 

I see something let walk that way

 

Let see what that shinny thing is?

Queen Victoria I’m at Buckingham Palace. For the changing of the Guard 
what next?

 

 

Wow just 2 hours in a walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parlement, Big Ben Trafalgar Square

 

 

 

 

Wait how did I end up in China town?