Please pardon the crude pictures. I took them on my iPhone and it took A LOT of doctoring in order make these few pictures look decent. I hope you enjoy 🙂
This is the Porta Nigra.
Notice how the bricks are whiteish yellow sandstone that has been blackened through the years.
This is a view of the main market.
The Tourist Information Center is located at the Porta Nigra. It is to the right.
We went to the Kornmarkt Square to have a beer and figure out what our next move was going to be.
This young lad was building sand castles near the fountain.
This is another view from the main market.
This was in the Catherdral.
Also in the Cathedral.
A statue of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus.
In the basement were tombs. This was at the base of the stairs.
You could go up to the alter and look down.
Notice the Dom in the back (where it’s completely washed out!)
There is a garden. Inside is a graveyard. It was very calm and still.
The backside of the Cathedral.
Not entirely sure what this is, but it was bombed in 1944 and 1945. It was rebuilt about 30 years ago or so. It’s a facade. Notice the top back of the building.
This is the palace. It was quite beautiful.
This is the Roman Bathhouses.
This is where the warm bath was. About 1 meter above ground is where the floor of the bathhouse started. The water ran off and that was the water that was used for the tepid bath.
According to Rob (not the tour guide), there was a ritual when using the bath. What Rob found so striking was that he didn’t mention that the bathhouse was for everyone. It was the great equalizer because your class didn’t matter. I think that’s kind of important stuff to mention.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your tour of Trier (heehee!) If you ever get a chance to visit Germany or Europe, I would suggest making a stop to Trier. We stayed for about 24 hours or so and that was enough for us, but we were glad to see it.
Well, thanks for reading and have a great day 🙂