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

Friday, May 30, 2008

Long Photo: Konstantinstrasse



Konstantinplatz and Konstantinstrasse on a slightly windy day in Trier...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

At the train station

train station

... where this man was waiting for his train to arrive. But since he didn't have any luggage with him, I'm guessing he was just there to pick someone up?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Vase



A decorative vase (maybe Roman?) over a restaurant in Saarstrasse.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Old couple

old couple

Yes, it's a cliché photo, but still, how could I not take it?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cafés and restaurants

cafés and restaurants

... and bicycles at the Zurlaubener Ufer!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Street Art: Ray Charles

graffiti

Great musician, great graffiti.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rundfahrer

Rundfahrer

Rundfahrten

The abstract/artsy mood continues with this impression of tourists stepping off of a ferry. Tomorrow another long photo.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Strange colors

street lights, signs and trees

... and strange shapes. I guess I was in an experimental mood today?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pigeon eating ice cream

pigeon

Does this need any description? ;)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fire Engine

fire engine inside

That's equipment on the side of a fire truck. I had the opportunity to see one up close recently when the apartment two floors below me caught fire!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Long Photo: Domfreihof



Today I'm starting a series of posts - I'll try to do one each Friday - that gives you an impression of the city of Trier through a short video.

I recorded this yesterday, around noon, at the Domfreihof, the place in front of the Dom (cathedral) and the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). You see a lot of tourists (even a guided group) and many more people that came out to go shopping or just enjoy the beautiful weather.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Masked

mask

Another view of the mask I first spotted behind the Theater two years ago.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Another Crucifix

crucifix

Like I said a few weeks ago, in Catholic Trier it's not a rare sight. This one stands right above the road to the Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady, of which you can see a small part in the background.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Grasshopper

grasshopper

Another animal, although this time one made of stone, sitting on top of a fountain and wearing a traffic cone on its head for no apparant reason.

C'est la vie, non?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mouse

mouse

Not the most beautiful subject for a photo, but nontheless a 'part' of the city (of any city, I'd say). Sadly, the only reason that I was able to take this picture, and get as close as I did, was that the mouse was obviously not well. It didn't seem to notice anything around him, not even a bus driving by just a few meters next to him.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Street Art Sunday: Mo²!

graffiti

Another beautiful Momo graffito, in one of the small streets behind the cathedral.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mariensäule at dusk

Mariensäule

… with the sun having set right behind it.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Citroën 2CV

Citroën 2CV

Actually I just wanted to photograph the Trier train station, with its big analog clock, but then this old, red Ente totally stole the show!

When I was a child, one of my neighbours had one of those (in bright yellow!) and I remember that I always found it to be a very strange car that I did not want to ride in! It just seemed unsafe to me, I guess?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Bell tower silhouette

Bell tower silhouette

A small bell tower near the Basilika.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Bird

bird

Another animal photo, this time of a bird we found lying/sitting in the grass in front of a friend's house. At first we thought it was seriously injured, but after a few minutes it regained its strength and flew away, so the story had a happy ending!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Men of the Clergy

men of the clergy

A follow-up to yesterday's photo, here is a small group of Catholics that I caught, it seems, amused by something on the ground in front of the Trierer Dom (cathedral). What could they be looking at? Somebody's shoes? Maybe a small animal?

And don't you just have to love the guy in the background, drinking a glass of white wine? Doesn't he look a bit like God in Da Vinci's The Creation of Adam?

Monday, May 05, 2008

Empty chairs

empty chairs

Yesterday morning, German nun Rosa Flesch was beatified in Trier, and all these seats that were set up in front of the cathedral were filled. But when I came across them in the evening, they were just a sea of empty chairs, a sight that I found very intriguing.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Tower

tower

Panning up from yesterday's photo, we have this tower in Ruwer, a suburb of Trier. I couldn't find any information on the purpose of this building online, so if any Ruwerer are reading this and know more, please let me know in the comments!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Lamb

lamb

One of the animals we spotted on our First-of-May bike tour.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Crucifix

crucifix

This part of Germany is a Catholic strong-hold, so the sight of Jesus on the cross is not that unusual. This one stands on the railing of the Römerbrücke, a bridge that was first built before Jesus was even born!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Kino

Kino neon sign

Neon sign for a Kino (cinema) across the Römerbrücke.

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