Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
I took this photo in the middle of the night, during a huge thunderstorm. I tried to get some good lightning shots, but the rain was so heavy that it was hard to keep the lens dry. Well, it would have been hard to top last year's lightning photos, anyway!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I took this photo outside a hospital room at the Mutterhaus, overlooking a construction site. The very same site where they've found an old air bomb from WWII a few weeks ago and evacuated a 500 meter radius area (including where I live) to defuse it.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
The first photo I took with my current camera was that of a raven, on the ground besides a path along the river.
Over a year later, a few days ago, I took this similar photo, almost at the exact same spot. I don't know much about ravens, but I know that Trier has a lot more of them than any other city I've lived in. I think they're beautiful animals!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
This is one of the Emperor's feet ("Kaiserfuß") I've talked about earlier, standing in front of the central train station.
Which is where I will go today and take the train out of Trier, not coming back until Monday. I'm pretty confident I will be able to post new photos over the weekend, but if not, well, I'm sorry, you'll get three on Monday.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
I can't even begin to describe to you how much I love this photo. I think it's one of the most awesome photos I have ever taken. I'm going to have this one printed out in poster size and hang it on my wall.
And I don't even like horses. I don't not like them, either, though. I'm actully pretty indifferent to them, which is about the same way they feel about me, if I've read the ones I met correctly.
So it's not about the horse, but still, I love this photo.
Maybe it's the story behind it. I took it at the end of a very long night. One where I couldn't sleep for the life of me, and upon seeing that it was getting light outside, deciding that if I'm not going to sleep, I might as well do something useful. Like walking up the Markusberg.
And it was a wonderful experience. Don't ask me to describe it, because there wasn't really anything exciting happening, it was just the whole thing alltogether that made it something special.
And on top of that (again, quite literally, as it was the highest point of my little journey) I met this horse. Usually I don't care much for horses, but this one was just begging for attention. Well, maybe it was attention, maybe it just was some hard to reach grass I could get for him. Which I gladly did, naturally.
I'm starting to like horses. They have such a calm air about them. I would never ride one, though, and frankly I'm a little puzzled as to why so many people still do that. They should just get a bike and don't bother the horse with carrying them around.
Okay, now I'm ranting. Just enjoy the photo, folks! :)
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
On Sunday my friends Sarah and Jessica joined me for a walk along the Weinlehrpfad, a path across the vineyards of the Petrisberg, and of course I took lots of photos, some of which I have put in (or on?) this Google Map of the Weinlehrpfad that I've created.
I remember walking along vineyards with my family as a child, and I was always fascinated by the wall lizards that hush around the ground and on the walls. Actually, I still am, so I was happy to see many of them on Sunday and even photographing this one! Unfortunately the photo is a bit blurry, sorry for that. But I was lucky to catch the little guy at all, I guess!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
After we managed the Weinlehrpfad on Sunday, we went the extra mile (quite literally) and got to the top of the Petrisberg, where hundreds of people where enjoying the day with things like basketball, beach volleyball, eating ice cream, just hanging around or, as the photo shows, riding their skateboards (and rollerblades, and bikes) at the skate park that has been built there about a year ago.
Let me tell you, I wouldn't be cut out for this kind of thing at all. My heart was racing like hell just from watching these guys and girls. And the valley backdrop (with emphasis on the 'drop', I guess) didn't help, either.
On a side note, I'm having difficulties placing this photo on my TDP Map, since the satellite imagery is outdated. If anyone from the area can figure the right spot out and give me a hint, I'd appreciate it!
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