Her Majesty's visit to the Cathedral at Cologne, 1845. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on a royal visit to Germany. 'The carriages drove slowly round the area in which the Cathedral stands, the Queen being thus enabled to see the full beauty of the structure, which, although...it is unfinished, is nevertheless magnificent...The great tower, which is a miracle of lightness and elegance for so gigantic a mass, was to have been 500 feet high, but it is cut short at about 160. It was to have had a companion tower of the same height, which, however, was not even commenced. From the top of one of the towers, the Royal flag waved, and, singular to say, from the crane which was left by the workmen at the top of the tower when the work was left unfinished in the very early part of the sixteenth century'. From "Illustrated London News", 1845, Vol VII.
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