Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Steps

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Moody Sky

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ancient art graffito



I came across this stencil art on a wall near the Cathedral. I'm not an art history expert (and if you are, please tell me if you know more about this), but to me this looks like ancient Greek black-figure pottery.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Driftwood



Seems that after the thunderstorms of recent the river was carrying high water for a brief time. At least I heard that in the news, I didn't actually see it. But then again, this piece of wood had to get up there somehow!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bunny



I think until yesterday, I had never seen a bunny rabbit in Trier before, although I guess they are not really that rare around here.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Light up the Night



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

Going Down



From the same site as yesterday's photo, I like this one because it reminds me of a moment from one of my favorite television shows. Do you know which one?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

On the Edge



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.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Decorated



Do you recognize what this is? I will take another photo of it at night, from a greater distance, then you will see!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Big Wheel



More photos here and here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Flags!



A year after the World Cup, German flags are still fashionable, apparently. Can you count how many there are in this photo?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Snow!



No, don't worry, the climate may have gone crazy, but not that crazy (... yet!). Yes, this is snow, but I took the photo in January, so it's okay!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Raven, again



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!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Statue

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Old Crane



This crane (old German: Krahn) was built in 1774 and used for loading and unloading ships that would do trade via the Moselle river. The roof, along with the chains and hooks from yesterday, can be rotated from the inside.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Chains



Can you guess what the bigger picture is here? What these chains and hooks are part of?

You'll get the answer tomorrow!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Green, brown and blue

trees

It's raining (or rainy) right now, but just a few days ago, when I took this photo, there was nothing but blue sky. I don't think the trees are the only ones happy to get some rain for a change!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Too abstract?



The Turm Luxembourg is one odd piece of design...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Mary in Scaffolding



The Mariensäule (collumn of Mary) is undergoing some renovations right now and is covered, head to toe, in scaffolding.

Sorry for not posting over the weekend. I was lucky enough to be somewhere without Internet access!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Kaiserfuß #1: Train Station



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

Horse

Horse in Trier

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

Lacertidae



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

On Top



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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