National Geographic : 1922 Jul
98 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE -- , ki COLOGNE CATHEDRAL Founded in 1248, this shrine was not completed until 188o. Its immensity, beauty of proportion, and wealth of decoration are celebrated. "Rows of massive flying buttresses, piers, pinnacles, spires, needles, crockets, towers, mullioned windows, portals, niches filled with figures, carvings, and grotesque gargoyles" produce an astonishing effect. Its twin spires soar to a height of 512 feet.