Got to visit Trier, a neat medieval city north of Landstuhl.  A buddy and I wandered and took pics, so not much to say about the stuff.  Here’s some pics of the basilica.  This thing was a church, but up close, it looks more like a fortress.

Those are some serious doors.  But if you see them with a Hessian to scale, you realize how big they are:

There’s also the ruins of a Roman bath complex.

The centerpiece of the city, though, is the Porta Nigra, which means The Black Gate.  Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?

This was a fairly typical Roman gate into a city.  This one survived because a hermit holed up in the building around the 1000’s.  The hermit became a saint, so the Church preserved it.  The two arches in the center were the two-lane road going in and out of the city.

Coming soon, a medieval market!



Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s