Melaten Friedhof in Cologne

Melaten Friedhof is a gorgeous cemetery located in the heart of Cologne. If I am in this area of the city and have a little extra time, I like to find a place in the park to sit down with my sketchbook and listen to the birds chirping. It's a sound reminiscent of Disney films and something I had never heard before moving to Germany. I guess there are too many squirrels running around in Chicago. (After scrolling to the end of this post, be sure to listen to the audio clip of the singing birds.)

Though I last explored Melaten in September, there are still a number of graves I'd like to visit. I just haven't located them due to the enormous scale of the cemetery. I am looking forward to returning as the weather turns warmer.

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