Sunday, 2 May 2010

May 1st 2010 Cologne Poll

Poll, like many places around Cologne goes a bit crazy on 'May Day'

Salmstra├če is so called for the 'salmon' which used to be caught in the Rhein, not sure how many were caught or when the last fish were landed.
These two were landed yesterday morning (nudge nudge wink wink).

After the stop off in Salmstra├če the parade follows the 'May poll' to the main 'square'.

Lucky for everyone some firemen are on hand.

The poll is swiftly erected and secured!

Then it's on with the singing, dancing, eating and general merry making.
The weather gernerally seems to play ball: it's the third year I ( @qwallis ) have been and it's always been fine. This year was a scorcher, unlike today!

How was your May Day?! 

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