So I’ve been in Germany for a few days now, but I haven’t really done a whole lot of sight-seeing. I’m enjoying 2 weeks of hard-earned PTO out here spending time with Ms. Müller, and doing, well, nothing. And it’s been delightful. There have been a couple of trips from her little village into Cologne for a peek at some apartments, trivia night at the local hard rock bar, and seeing my first movie out here.
It’s been a delightful little break, and there’s a little more on the agenda for the next few days, but as of yet, I haven’t really seen anything I haven’t already seen and shared with you all…
So, I dipped into the pre-blog bank of pictures and found some from what I think was my 2nd trip out here. My plane got into Frankfurt pretty early, and I had a day to kill before heading off to the work-site. As usual, I googled some shit and figured out I wasn’t too far from Trier. Located in far western Germany, apparently this little place is the oldest continuously-occupied city in the country. It dates back to the Gauls before the birth of Christ, bears a distinctly Roman stamp from when they occupied the area, and has plenty your standard German architecture. The result is a pretty neat place that’s damn full of history.
Google also told me about The Porta Negra, or black gate. Apparently, ” [it] is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany. It is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and has been designated a World Heritage Site” so I went and found it. I highly recommend that you do what I didn’t and read up on the place. It’s interesting stuff. Anyway, here’s what I saw during my jet-lagged little day-trip:
That’s all from Trier for today. Come back soon for the Trier Palace and the old Roman amphitheater…
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