Cathedral City

 Urban explorers from Moscow and Novosibirsk storm the roofs of European cities: Cologne — Paris  08/22/2013, 15:55
Cathedral City
Photography by Vadim Mahorov and Vitaly Raskalov

Well-known «roofers» Vadim Mahorov and Vitaly Raskalov show us hard-to reach places in European cities. The tourists have already passed through Stockholm, Warsaw, Prague and Frankfurt-am-Main. You can find Cologne and Paris from the roofs of their tallest buildings in this next instalment from Sib.fm’s correspondent.

There are a lot of young people in Cologne and they like to have a drink in the evening, especially at the weekend. All the stairs and squares around the cathedral are packed with people who sing, play musical instruments or just drink themselves silly. The cathedral is 157 metres high, one of the tallest in the world. One of its towers has a viewing platform, which is closed off with nets that it’s impossible to shoot through.

We took a risk and mounted the steeple itself.

Paris is an amazing city of contrasts with a lot of beautiful and unusual buildings. It’s incredibly dirty and almost entirely inhabited by immigrants from Africa. We still hung out there for nearly a week though. Visited all sorts of viewpoints without spending a cent. The most memorable roof was the Notre Dame de Paris, where we had to climb up the façade of the building for almost 30 metres to reach our prized destination. In Paris we were also able to meet some like-minded people from France and climb with them.

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