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

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Roman wall

Roman wall

Detail of a wall next to the Kaiserthermen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Simeonstrasse

Simeonstrasse

Looking from the Porta-Nigra-Platz towards the church St. Gangolf.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fountain

fountain

The Springbrunnen on Hauptmarkt at night, loooong exposure.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Street Art Sunday: Woman

graffiti

Graffito near the Palastgarten.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Trees silhouette

trees

... at the Mattheiser Weiher.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Dandelion

dandelion

Taraxacum officinale.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fish-eye Porta Nigra

Porta Nigra

This picture shows a bit of a distorted reality, as it is stitched together using multiple photos, all taken from the same point, which causes things away from the center to appear slightly 'rounded'.

The Porta Nigra, of course, is the remaining front gate of Trier, built by the Romans in 180 AD. As usual, there's more about it on Wikipedia.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lights

light, moon and clouds

Light #290 near the Kornmarkt in Trier at 4.50am. In front of a magnificent full moon breaking through the clouds.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bud above

bud

I'm no arborolgist, and I'm pretty sure that I just made up the word aborologist, so I really can't tell you much about this photo, other than that I took it a quarter of the way up the Markusberg on a small plateau overlooking the city.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Windows of the Kaiserthermen

windows

The Kaiserthermen (Imperial baths) were built around the year 300 for Roman Emperor Constantine. Today, what is left of them can be visited (with guided tours by costumed actors), is used as backdrop for concerts and plays, and at night is one of the most beautiful sights of the city.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bench at night

bench

Right between two of Trier's busiest streets - the Südallee and the Kaiserstrasse - lies a path for pedestrians and cyclists, aligned with trees on each side to block out the traffic. Every hundred meters or so are also benches like this one.

Also along this path (although not in the photo) are remains of the old Roman city wall that once surrounded Augusta Treverorum.

Addendum: Read about the making of this photo here.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Statue in front of the Palais

statue

One of the many fantastic Roman (or at least Roman-inspired) statues in front of the Kurfürstliches Palais (Elector's Palace) in Trier.

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