Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Just over a year after my first visit to Cologne, I was back with The Monochrome Set to play the King Georg venue.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Here’s a few shots taken as we travelled from Munch airport to Cologne.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Graffiti outside Cologne station.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Ghost sign and graffiti.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Arriving in Cologne.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Stickers.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Tourist-tastic fridge magnets.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

The Eigelsteintor gate, one of the three medieval gatehouses that remain from Cologne’s early fortifications.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

My favourite German beer (so far).

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

We managed to sell out the King Georg, despite the show being on a Wednesday night.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Ornate chandelier inside.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

My kit for the evening (after the original one legged bass drum was rejected).

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

The PA system half-conked out half way through which was a pain.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

More stickers and scribbles.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

I took a walk in the morning before we moved on to the next town, and enjoyed a stroll around the wonderful sculpture park in Cologne.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Heading to the Rhine. Happily, I managed to avoid a confrontation with the local police this time!

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne architecture.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Spires and wires.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

The curious architecture outside the main station.

Cologne in photos: street scenes, graffiti, trains and The Monochrome Set, May 2018

Waiting for the train.