The "Luxembourg Tower" was given to the city of Trier as a present for the Landesgartenschau by the city of Luxembourg. On it there is a platform looking at the direction of its "home town".
Today is a Daily Photo blogs theme day, where we are supposed to show something that somehow refers to another city. Unfortunately, Luxembourg does not have a DP site (at least none that I know of). I have been there a few times and think that it's a really nice city, so if anyone from there is reading this right now, maybe they will consider the idea of creating a DP blog!
Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
One sure sign of summer coming is that the bars on Viehmarkt are putting their outside tables to use. And although it doesn't look like it on this photo, there are already quite a few people there every day until the early evening (when the sun goes away), enjoing a nice cool beer or Viez.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I think this photo speaks well for itself, but I couldn't resist giving it the title of one of my favourite songs, Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws!
Please welcome two new blogs that are - literally - very near to me: Trier: one photo at a time and Saarbrücken Daily Photo!
Monday, April 24, 2006
When I first saw this "vehicle", the Römer-Express (Roman express), driving through Trier, I thought it looked pretty weird, but after a few months living here, I got used to it. The express makes daily tours around the city, starting from the Porta Nigra, showing tourists (or anyone else who is interested) all the important sights of Trier while giving audio information in several languages.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Friday, April 21, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The new semester starts on Monday, and to help out the new students, answer any of their questions and give them an overview of what expects them, Uni Trier holds a little "Market of Opportunities" (Markt der Möglichkeiten) in one of its main buildings. And although there are less new students in the summer than in the winter, as you can see, today many people were there.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
The tower-like building in the center of this photo, taken from Markusberg is the Hochbunker Augustinerhof (link in German), a bunker that was rushed into building at the end of World War II but luckily never needed (or finished, you can see that the roof has never been completed).
If you look carefully, you can also see parts of the Kaiserthermen-ruins to the right of the bunker and the vinyards on Petrisberg in the background.
Friday, April 14, 2006
This might not be specific to Trier, but I still found it quite funny (and provoking)! There are several different variations of this ad for Sloggi underwear, all featuring a close-up of one of their "products" and a slogan like "Don't be distracted!", "Take a good look!" or, this one in Trier-West, "Don't take your hands of the wheel!"
Thursday, April 13, 2006
I went up to/the Markusberg yesterday to get another view on the Mariensäule. It was the first time I was up there when the weather was clear, and I must say I never noticed that "antenna" before! But I guess at almost 350* above the city, it's a perfect place for such a thing!
*) meters, not gummibears.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
For some reason, whenever I see yellow bulldozers I have to think of the number 42. Weird.
Anyway, these yellow bulldozers (and yellow-helmet-wearing workers) are currently clearing out the last remains of the Paulinus Druckerei (printing plant) between Fleischstrasse and Metzelstrasse.
If you want to see more photos of the deconstruction of the Druckerei and eventually the construction of a new shopping center (because there's nothing we need more than another shopping center, right?), check out this photo gallery of a Trierer resident and also his weblog (in German).
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Saturday, April 08, 2006
The northern (I think) corner of the Porta Nigra. You can go up there and have a good view over the pedestrian area of downtown Trier.
Thanks again to Philipp from Berlin for posting here the last few days. I got back from France last night, and unfortunately my computer is not working right now. I'm posting this from my friend Sarah's computer (thanks to her, as well) and I hope I will have mine back running again soon.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
To the West of the Petrisberg lies downtown Trier, and you get a nice panoramic view. And if you have a good zoom you can even get a "total shot" of some buildings, like this one of the Dome Cathedral and the aligning churches.
I am in France for a few days, so thanks to Philipp from Berlin for posting this for me!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
This is a view the ancient Romans certainly did not have in mind when they were building the Imperial Baths (Kaiserthermen): The radio tower on Petrisberg!
I was on my way up there on Saturday to take some photos, and I actually got so many nice ones that I decided to have one entire week dedicated to the Petrisberg!
Sunday, April 02, 2006
I think everyone - well, at least everyone in the Northern Hemisphere - agrees that, while winter sure was nice, it's finally time for spring! If you surf around the DailyPhoto family today you will see many signs for spring all around the world!
(Graffiti Sunday will return next week.)
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Not far from yesterday's Frankenturm, if you walk towards the Nikolaus-Koch-Platz, you will find this statue of St. Nicolaus on the wall of a building. It's only about a meter in size and the first few times I walked or rode by it it didn't even catch my attention, but once I had noticed it I really liked the blue "background".
I thought about saving this one for December 6th (Nikolaus-Tag), but I didn't want to wait so long! ;)
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