The tower of Franco, named so after its 14th century owner and inhabitant Franco von Senheim, was built in the 11th century "in a fashion typical of the Roman era, that is, alternating layers of cut stone and bricks" (see also here).
You can see the mini version of the tower I showed you yesterday at the front left corner of the original.
Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).
Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
We stay on campus, Campus II to be exact, where we find the Geo-Zentrum. A five minute foot-walk away from Campus I, here is where the main events for geology and computer sciences take place.
The area between the Geo-Zentrum and Campus I is really quite beautiful, especially in the summer. It's kind of like a cross between a golf course and The Shire, at least that's what I always think when I'm there. When the sun finally comes out (and stays out for more than a few minutes) I will take some more photos of the area.
Monday, March 27, 2006
The Landesgartenschau (LGS) in Trier (link in German) that was here two years ago, left some tracks all over the city, the most striking is its logo, that can be seen everywhere, from the pavement to trashcans, from shopping bags to constructions like this one, on the campus of Trier University.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
I really don't want to take any politcal side here, but this stand of the CDU just caught my attention tonight! It's positioned right next to the Porta Nigra, and aimed at people who still haven't decided what they will vote in tomorrows's election for the Landtag.
At the exact moment I took this photo, the person on the very right of the picture decided to take a photo of me, with flash!
Friday, March 24, 2006
On of the first photos I posted to this site was this one of the St. Paulin church. I'm sorry if this looks like I'm already repeating myself, but I just had to do this shot again with my new camera! And, hey, it's the other side of the church! ;)
Oh, and on a totally unrelated note, here's a photo of a green Peugeot 306!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
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Saturday, March 18, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
When you walk from Campus II of Trier University to Campus I (or vice versa, of course), you'll encounter this "arch" made of white stone. There is no inscription and I don't know if it has a special meaning, but it's nice and I like it.
Gracias to Carlos of Barcelona for pushing the buttons this week.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
I took this shot of Hauptmarkt the same night as this one, but facing a different direction, looking down Simeonstrasse towards the Porta Nigra (which you can see better in the big version of the image).
Gracias to Carlos of Barcelona for pushing the buttons this week.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
"One ticket please" is what I'll be saying today, when I take the train to Usingen to visit my parents. I won't have any Internet access there, so in the meantime Carlos from the Barcelona Photoblog will push the buttons for me, with a little help from Greenville's Denton on Saturday.
I will take the opportunity to show you some of the photos I've taken over the last few months but haven't posted yet. Like this one from the "Service-Center" in Trier's central train station. I like the design, it's very futuristic.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
My new camera, a Kodak Z740, arrived yesterday, and since the sun decided to finally come out, too, I got on my bike and took my new gadget out on a little field trip. On the bank of the (slightly flooded) Mosel, I came across this raven. There are quite a lot of them around here, but usually I can't get near them without scaring them away. This one, however, seemed unimpressed by me and my new camera (and my bike!) and let me take this beautiful photo.
Monday, March 13, 2006
The first time I saw this poster in Trier I thought they were trying to cash in on Brokeback Mountain's success with a gay pirate movie, but then I remembered that Pirates of the Carribean had already been made.
Actually, this is promotion for The Pirate's Cove on March 25th, when they will decorate the FORUM all piraty and serve pirate-themed drinks and play... techno! (What else?)
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Paris is never far away. From Trier, you can take the train and be in Paris five hours later. But if you can't wait that long, there is always ParisDailyPhoto!
One year ago today, Eric Tenin posted the first photo of his city to the Internet. A year later, over thirty people from all over the world have joined him and the "Daily Photo family"!
I found his site by searching for popular links tagged 'paris' on del.icio.us last September, and I was hooked immediately. I came back every day to see what beautiful photo Eric would show us next. I still do.
For the one year anniversary of ParisDailyPhoto, I wish Eric all the best! May he continue to show us Paris in his unique way for many years to come!
Merci, Eric, for making the world a lot more interesting!
Friday, March 10, 2006
Karl-Marx-Strasse, besides housing the birthplace of the father of communism, is not really considered one of the most family-friendly areas of Trier. In fact, if there's anything that's worthy of being called a "red-light district", this is it.
In this photo, you can see the neon-sign of the "Night-Club Hafenmelodie", a well respected establishment-- ah, who am I kidding, it's a brothel, and they're not trying to hide it. I haven't been inside (Honestly. I'm not just saying that because I know my father is reading...), but I pass there almost every day and it looks like business is running well.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Every other Wednesday night, the shops in the pedestrian area clean out their used cardboard boxes and leave them out front for the garbage men to pick up. Maybe this is just me having watched to many stunt featurettes on DVDs, but don't you just wanna throw yourself in that pile of boxes there? ;)
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Yesterday, the students at the Hindenburg-Gymnasium Trier had their final Abitur examn. They celebrated this with a little "chorus of horns". Also, they had painted "ABI 06" on the back of their cars, so that everyone would know who they were!
I happened to be there at the exact moment they started this by total accident, so I couldn't get "into position" to prepare a good photo, but I hope this one will give a sense of what it looked like. Click for the bigger version, you can see the row of cars, all with "ABI 06", as they leave the parking lot.
Also, thank you for all your good wishes regarding my foot. It's not perfectly healed yet, but I was finally able to get out again!
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I took this photo out of my window just an hour before it started snowing the other day! I love clouds and I think I will start photographing them more. (But don't worry, I understand that you are probably more interested in what Trier looks like on ground level!)
I'm still not fit to get out there and take photos, so you will see either shots out of my various windows or older photos I hadn't posted yet for the next few days. Still I hope I can find some interesting pictures for you!
Monday, March 06, 2006
This is the giant Cedar on Kornmarkt. Some websites claim it's the largest Cedar in Germany, and although I couldn't find any proof of that, this seriously is one big tree! And aside from being ridiculously tall, it also seems to be made for climbing around on it!
I took this photo out of the fourth floor window of a book store.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
While I'm stuck inside with an injured foot, the cars outside are stuck in heavy snowfall and icy roads. I took this shot of the Bollwerkstrasse out of the living room window. As much as I want to go outside and take photos, others would probably prefer to be out of the snow and at home.
If it's snowing this much wherever you are and you have to drive, be careful! And if you want to take photos over the next few days, be extra careful!
Friday, March 03, 2006
Lookin' through the windows, the window to your heart, I can see it's cloudy, the rain's about to start.
Lookin' through the windows, it seems I caused your fears. And that little doubt, girl, and now it's bringing tears.
Just remember whatever makes you feel that way, don't you worry 'cause I'm gonna stay right by your side, to keep on lookin' through the windows, lookin' in your eyes.
Looking through the windows seems like the only way I can know your feelings, if you still love me today.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
For some days now these letters are hanging outside a window in my neighbourhood. I couldn't get close enough to read them, but I like to think that they are love letters.
Love letters or not, they are a beautiful kind of of personal art, displayed for everyone to see. Maybe it's part of the of the "work" that one can't quite tell what the letters are about. There is a mistery to them that lets you stop and look, wondering what they might say. I love how they are all in different colors!
What do you think these letters are about?
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Paris has the Arc de Triomphe, Berlin has the Brandenburg Gate, and Trier has the Porta Nigra. This "black gate" was built by the Romans around 180 AD and has become one of the most famous landmarks of Trier. You can read about its interesting history here or see more photos of it over at Flickr.
If you walk through the "Porta" (in Trier, nobody says "Porta Nigra" anymore!) to where you can see the lights on the left of the photo, you will enter the pedestrian area of the inner city, where you will find shops, restaurants, market places and a lot more.
Fun fact: As of 2006, there will be a special 2 Euro coin for all the German Bundesländer (federal states) every year, and 2017, when it's Rhineland-Palatia's (that's were Trier is) turn, the Porta will be featured on the coin! If this site is still around in 11 years, I will post a picture of that! ;)
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