Porta Nigra

Below is a photo of Porta Nigra (the Black Gate) in Trier. It was built between 180 and 200 AD. The building material is sandstone. Porta Nigra was 1 of the 4 city gates around Trier.

The Greek monk Simeon lived as a hermit in the ruins of Porta Nigra from around 1028. At the picture you can see parts of a building at the right side of Porta Nigra. That's a monestry which was built to honour Simeon.

This pitoresque street leads to the backside of the Cathedral of Trier. We didn't go inside the cathedral, because it was a very hot day, and we were tired after a very long walk.



Trier in 2000 years

Trier is the oldest city in Germany. Trier is situated very close to the border of Luxembourg and it's one of the most beautiful and well-preserved cities I have ever seen.

One of Triers famous citizens were Karl Marx, who was born in Trier in 1818. His house is now a museum.

This sculpture was presented celebrating Triers 2000 years anniversary in 1984.

Below is a picture of the Basilica of Constantine built around 300 AD and named after Constantine the Great and the Electorial Palace Palace of Trier (1794)



Best Blog Award

Yesterday I received an award from James. I'm honoured and very happy that he thought of me. Thank you so much James!
Please visit James at his fantastic blog http://newtowndailyphoto.blogspot.com/

This, like most awards has some rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I will of course follow the instruction, however, I will take a few people at a time starting out with

Mary's Detroit Photoblog at http://detroitd.blogspot.com/
M_M's Macro Photos at http://macropic.blogspot.com/
Rajesh at http://myindiantravel.blogspot.com/
JM at http://oeirasdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

which I enjoy and follow everyday.
Check them out.