Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend Snapshot No. 12

Cologne is full of interesting Museums, but there are even more in the proximity.
Like the Neanderthal Museum.
There is a permanent exhibition displaying the history of the the discovery of Neanderthal 1, the first specimen of Homo neanderthalensis.
It's displayed on a spiraling ramp, gradually winding itself up over four floors.

The first section of the walkway tells the history of the Neanderthal and describes the original discovery of the Neanderthal skeleton ("A valley and its Secret"). Following this introduction, the decisive moments in the history of humanity are presented ("A journey through time").

Five thematic areas give a chronological overview on the "Evolution of Humankind", stressing the themes "Life and Survival", "Tools and Knowledge", "Myth and Religion", "Environment and Nourishment", as well as "Communication and Society".

More than 130 German and international architects took part in the Museum Association's competition for the new Museum which was announced in the spring of 1993.

At the place where the most famous Neanderthal fossil was found, the new Neanderthal Museum opened its doors to the public on the 10th of October 1996.

Source: Neanderthal Museum

Although dealing with an ancient theme, the Museum itself has a quite modern look.

More photos I took of the Museum and one of the special exhibitions, here.

Größere Kartenansicht

Homepage of the Museum

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